Today’s news from the Premier League whereby Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Celtic’s Kyogo for around £16M only destroys further the legacy left behind by ex-Director of Football Ross Wilson and Managing Director Stewart Robertson.
Roberton, infamously, announced that Rangers were not going to accept Lille’s £16.5M bid for Alfredo Morelos, because we wanted Dembele Dollars for our ex-striker.
We wanted at least £20M. As it panned out, no one was willing to bid this for a striker of his age with little international experience/success.
And as we now know, he left for nothing, costing us £16.5M.
Kyogo, who is an experienced international with Japan and a champion with his current club, is going to set Spurs back around £16M if they choose to pursue him, ramming home further Messrs Wilson and Robertson’s utter appalling incompetence in rejecting Lille and leaving Rangers with an unhappy player and losing our club £16.5M.
Now, before we go on, we know a tonne of you are reading thinking ‘but if they had sold for the £16.5M the likes of Ibrox Noise would be crying blue murder saying it should have been £20M’.
Absolutely. But what’s better for Rangers – a few fans whining over the alleged loss of £3.5M or every single one being gutted we didn’t get a penny? We know which one we think is worse.
Furthermore, these guys are in the job to make those decisions, to get them right – they know numbers, business and fiduciary responsibilities better than joe punter fan does. It was their job to do the best for the club, and they failed spectacularly on the Morelos shambles.
As it panned out, that call cost us the second-biggest transfer fee in our club’s history and money we desperately needed.
Well done chaps.