Rangers are extremely unlikely to pursue any interest in Aberdeen’s Bojan Miovski after it was confirmed the Dons seek around £6M minimum for the 24-year-old Macedonian striker.
With Celtic said to be ready to bid on his signature in January, any idea Rangers might have been willing to make a move is now as good as over especially in light of Philippe Clement confirming the club will seek to make £7M man Abdallah Sima permanent this season.
There’s no budget for both at Ibrox, and indeed, certainly barely enough budget for even one as it stands, but Sima will be the priority and Rangers will work on trying to sort out a compromise deal with Brighton.
But Miovski? Definitely not happening – the Dons are excellent in the transfer market these days, shipping out asset players for big money – Scott McKenna, Lewis Ferguson, Calvin Ramsey – all sold for a combined £15M-£20M and they consider a young hotshot striker like Miovski to be worth big money as well.
It would also be the highest price ever for a transfer between Scottish clubs, the current £4.5M from Celtic for Hibs’ Scott Brown remaining, incredibly, the record.
Mainly because the Aberdeens and Hearts of this world would much rather sell to the rich clubs down south, and also the short-sightedness of Rangers especially letting kids like Doig, Hickey, Ferguson and even Shankland slip through our fingers when these players were available at the right price.
Rangers would rather than Lewito Fergusoni than a player from our own league nowadays, while Celtic are happy to bring in players from the SPL.
But either way, Rangers certainly won’t be getting our mitts on Miovski.