Ben Davies’ Rangers’ exit is hugely depending on any Championship sides being willing to offer the defender the financial package he gets at Rangers, after it was confirmed he’s one of the biggest earners at Rangers and is happy to remain with the club as a result.
The former Liverpool defender, who has been considerably short of the level required at Ibrox so far, is one of the best earners, netting himself a stonking reported £30,000 a week and being among the club’s top five paycheques.
As a result, he’s quite happy to stay unless some side can match or exceed that, and we understand Michael Beale isn’t critically putting him on the ‘replace’ list, but will sell if a good bid does come in – he is far from vital to the rebuild and the wages could be better used elsewhere.
But it really points at another absolute shambles by Ross Wilson that deemed this guy worth around £30,000, and tied him down to an incredible four-year deal based on a CV which had absolutely no pedigree.
Has he been a momentous fail – he’s not been that bad, but he’s been poor, weak, and has had no presence whatsoever on the pitch. In press conferences he’s come across as extremely wet, with absolutely no backbone at all, and not the stuff we really want to see in our shirt in the demanding defensive areas.
So while he’s not outwardly on the transfer list, he’s one Beale would happily sell if a decent bid does come in, and his wage would free up resources for potentially two superior replacements instead.
Ross Wilson really does have a lot to answer for – he secured Davies, as the ‘Bassey Replacement’ – he gave him a massive wage worth £1.5M a year, and he left the guy with a four-year deal meaning Rangers will find it tough to sell.
Davies himself? No wonder he’s happy here. He’s got a massive wage and he’s now set up for life, so unless some Championship mob makes a massive offer to him, he isn’t interested in the exit.
This one is definitely a Wilson shambles. Don’t get us started on the £30K a week for Rabbi Matondo…