Michael Beale ‘confirms’ Rangers January transfer budget

Michael Beale ‘confirms’ Rangers January transfer budget
Arrives at press conference, leaves for England? Aye ok!

Ross Wilson and Michael Beale have set to reassure Rangers fans that there is money to spend in January following persistent rumours the club is ‘skint’ and there won’t be ‘a penny’.

Rangers’ new manager has a few matches to get things started at the end of this month, but it’s plain to see work will be needed in the transfer window to try to bring in some badly-needed squad depth to Govan, given the desperate poverty of options currently available, particularly the Ibrox rearguard.

Queens Park Rangers’ Leon Balogun has naturally been mentioned, but of course there were huge injury concerns with him during his time at Rangers, and it’s been said Wilson will be looking to make discussions with Ryan Porteous, who, having rejected a new contract from Hibs, can leave for free next summer.

But end of the day, they say there is money, and they do have budget:

“I’ve been made aware that there’s definitely an opportunity for the right players, in the right positions. But let me not assume anything, let me get in and work with the group. The guarantees that I have are the same as the last two managers, if players are identified within the budget then the board has always supported that I lived in that for three-and-a-half years where I felt that at times we tried to push that a little bit to get more than what the club could do, but the club is definitely in a stronger position now.”

Beale stating his case there – now, explicitly speaking he doesn’t actually say there’s money for transfer fees, just that there’s a budget for opportunities, which could well mean wage packages and free agents.

So we have to be careful about interpreting the general headlines as being literal because his actual words don’t accurately and blatant reflect them.

But what is clear is Beale IS saying there’s budget for new additions to arrive – whether that is freebies or transfer fees we can’t know, but there’s no question Rangers will have to make some new signings next month in light of the number of injuries we have.

The question is, how much can we spend?

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  1. I wouldn’t hold your breath folks , there is no cash available, unless we utilise debt guarantees from Aribo/Bassey future money. Actual cash to spend, no sorry . On another note we could have signed Stewart for next buggerall when he was at Ross County , same as Dykes ffs , so why would spend 5 Million , even if we had it . False story sorry.

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