Transfer update as Rangers ‘listening to offers’ for £7M pair

Transfer update as Rangers ‘listening to offers’ for £7M pair
PERTH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 21: Rangers manager Michael Beale is seen ahead of the Scottish Cup Fourth Round match between St Johnstone and Rangers at McDiarmid Park on January 21, 2023 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers are listening for offers for Rabbi Matondo and Ben Davies, after Michael Beale decided the Welsh winger isn’t to be part of his plans moving forward, and he will prioritise new addition Abdallah Sima there, while equalling rejecting the ex-Preston man in defence in favour of trying to snap up Jonathan Panzo or Auston Trusty.

While this doesn’t automatically mean the pair are overtly on the transfer list, it means Rangers have quickly realised neither of them fit what the club needs going forward, and they are a gigantic drain on resources.

Both said to be on around £30,000 a week, selling both Matondo and Davies will free up a whopping £60,000 which could finance another two outstanding players like a Trusty or a Danilo, or even three good players at £20K.

Or one mega signing at £60K?

Either way, neither of them is properly part of the manager’s vision for the club, and he needs better, which is why Panzo and Trusty are on the radar, and Sima has already been signed for Matondo’s position.

For those arguing about squad depth, you just do not have squad members on £30,000 a week at Rangers, it’s a waste of resources and money, hence that budget is to be aimed at new signings who will be part of the first team. Cifuentes anyone?

But yes, several sources have confirmed Matondo and Davies are not part of Michael Beale’s plans, but it’s not going to be easy to ship guys on these wages out. But we are aware of several interested parties in both men, and if a deal can be struck and Rangers at least break even on the transfer fees wasted on them (well done Ross Wilson yet again) then that will be a job well done.

It just didn’t work out for Rabbi, and it was never going to work out for Davies. Carlos Cuellar or indeed Calvin Bassey he isn’t.

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