We at Ibrox Noise never even bothered with the absolute clickbait nonsense story of Cho Gue-sung (whoever he is) and his ‘move’ to Rangers (utter piffle) simply because it was a way for his agent to try to get a fatter payday in lieu of a possible move to the other team.
As it turns out, apparently it’s fallen through for…. reasons we absolutely do not care. But the story really was a pinnacle example of Rangers’ name being used for traffic, clicks, and to raise a player’s value and an agent’s fee.
There is no way on earth Rangers are involved in the Asian market – we’ve simply not gone there yet, and show no major interest in doing so. The other team is free to sign half the Orient if they so wish, we couldn’t care less – it’s not a market Rangers are in, and so when an Asian player came up heavily linked with the other team and Rangers’ name was mentioned too, it’s just absolute fiction.
We don’t even know why they bothered naming us as an interested party, it was about as fabricated a link as we’ve seen, and while we know it’s silly season and big numbers are going around, players are switching clubs and agents are getting big cheques, come on! Make it plausible!
So no, we’re not interested in some… is it Korean guy called Sung or whatever, and we don’t really care if the other lot are or not – Rangers’ market is well-established, and is mainly Europe. In fact, is pretty much only Europe, with Belgium a major stomping ground, not to mention obviously England.
Asia? Definitely not – we have no scouts there, we take in no Nagoya Grampus 8 matches, and we couldn’t tell you the stars of Japanese, Indonesian or Malaysian football if they punched us in the face.
It’s just more using our name to drive a move, traffic, or clicks, or of course, those agent fees.
Absolutely nothing to see here, and Rangers fans are probably more interested in chicken chow mein in honesty. And frankly we don’t blame them.