It’s been a mega 24 hours for Rangers fans with a staggering blitz of news and developments at Ibrox. Ibrox Noise takes you through all the events transfer wise in a monumental period for the club.
Antonio Colak is to leave for Parma – as Ibrox Noise reported yesterday, Colak has become expendable, and Michael Beale, while not overtly putting him on the transfer list, has told the player he doesn’t quite fit in to what this manager wants. It’s a shame, but it’s Beale’s call. The price is around £2.5M, and Colak, assuming he’s happy with a move to a tier two league, will make his switch imminently.
Robby McCrorie is to leave, after talks between he and Michael Beale confirmed Jack Butland is number one and McCrorie is once again reduced to deputy. We all knew this, and at the back of our minds knew the Scotland call up wouldn’t be content. He has now asked to leave and there will be no shortage of interest. It’s a shame, but few can make a serious case for Jack Butland not to be number one. McCrorie will set someone back around £1M
Fashion Sakala is to move to Saudi Arabia amid a deal worth around £4M, after the Zambian courted interest from the Middle Eastern Juggernaut and scrubbed most of his social media of Rangers. The forward, 26, has been (yet another) polarising figure among Rangers fans, but most seem quite happy with him heading out for that price. It’s a pure £4M profit because he was a free.
Glen Kamara is inching in on his exit, with Leeds and Besiktas the main two suitors – the wantaway Finn has been desperate to move on for some time, and is said to be keen to remain in Britain, so the Elland Road side’s interest is opportune for him. The fee from them is to be around £4M.
Danilo, Cifuentes and Panzo are now looking more possible – Rangers are said to be closing in on Danilo especially, but the monies gained from the above, which is now looking to be around £11.5M, will fund a massive chunk of those three players and see the major turnover Rangers and Michael Beale have been looking for.
Beale said there would be a lot of changes this summer, well, we’re starting to see that. If Colak does move to Italy, it opens the door entirely for Danilo, and his switch alone will massively help fund that, but more will still be needed.
A staggering 24 hours if you add Leon Balogun’s return to Rangers in there as well.
It’s all going on.