Transfer trio close in on Rangers switches as Ibrox summer work starts

Transfer trio close in on Rangers switches as Ibrox summer work starts
SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 20: Goalkeeper Jack Butland of Manchester United gestures as he warms up before the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between Sevilla FC and Manchester United at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 20, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Three men are close to their Rangers moves after Dujon Sterling, Jack Butland and Kieran Dowell were all nearing a switch to Ibrox.

Sterling is said to already have met Michael Beale and toured Ibrox, Butland reportedly had a medical some time ago, and Dowell was inching in to his transfer as well.

All three are free transfers, with Sterling freed by Chelsea, Butland a free agent this summer, and Dowell likewise.

Now, there are spins on these three signings both positive and negative and Ibrox Noise will of course be honest.


These are all surplus at their current clubs, and none of them are first choice. They are all free, and Rangers didn’t really have to beat too many clubs to their signatures – they are not strictly ‘marquee’ signings.


There are a combined 109 Premier League appearances between the three of them, and there is club experience of Leeds, Palace, Chelsea, Norwich and Everton in there which is a very solid level and some decent clubs. We also see a historical combined market value of £23M.

Are these game-changers?

We honestly don’t know. We like Butland, but we have our concerns about Dowell and Sterling, and can only hope they’re better than what we have.

But they’re free, they’re pretty much coming, and they’re what Michael Beale believes we need. In case you’d forgotten, Butland is a 30-year-old former England goalie, Sterling is a 23-year-old utility right-sided defender and midfielder, while Dowell is a 25-year-old attacking midfielder.

This is his team now, this is what he’s building, and those who want to ‘give him a chance to build his own team ffs’ are getting their way.

He gets his chance.

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