“Not the case” – Gio drops huge hint on Rangers UCL transfer windfall

“Not the case” – Gio drops huge hint on Rangers UCL transfer windfall
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is seen during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at on September 03, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has dropped a massive hint that Rangers do not have much in the bank at all for players, despite a £40M windfall via the Champions League.

Speaking on the eve of the side’s first foray into the UCL proper after 12 years, GVB stated quite clearly that he was happy with the squad but that making late bids for players wasn’t going to happen because there weren’t the funds to aid it.

He said:

“Of course there is talk about new players in and out and it seems [that everyone thinks] we have lots of money now in the bank which is not the case.”

This is a very telling comment – is our manager saying the £30M up front for qualifying for the UCL (prize, TV and coefficient payment) is to be used for what we mentioned before – Edmiston House, Sands and Tillman, and the SD payoff?

And that in fact Gio had a maximum of £15M to spend and that was it, regardless of UCL?

Because the complete lack of investment after qualifying suggests there was no cash to invest with, and GVB appears to be rather confirming that in part.

The Dutchman’s repeated insistence that he’s happy with the squad does sound like protesting a little too much, and surely he wanted to bring more in.

Given he only has two senior CBs available and issues in central midfielder as well as striker, he already knows this.

We’ll just have to hope what we have is enough.

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  1. As i mentioned before ,the end of season accounts will make very intersting reading albeit the CL funds may not be accounted for in them ,but you can always just add roughly 25 million after tax .

  2. I think gio should count himself lucky that the our board not like chelseas after another heavy defeat from the manky mob …..lol

  3. Still to be confirmed but I have been informed on good authority that no recent transfers because Douglas Park has been repaid all money that he invested in the Club.No transfers until January 2023 window. This information will be made public next week.

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