It’s safe to say that despite all the November and December claims from Rangers manager Philippe Clement that January is a difficult month to do business in and there wouldn’t be a massive overhaul, the amount of speculation surrounding the club’s transfer dealings this window is probably the highest we have seen, certainly since promotion.
The amount of work being done this four weeks is incredible, and while not every deal is going to happen (no Owen Beck for us) the endeavours Rangers are making to seriously re-jig the squad by the time February arrives are extremely vast.
Ibrox Noise will do our utmost best to keep up to speed with it for you all, but naturally we’re only human and there are just too many stories out there for us to get every single one on air, so we will cherry-pick the most interesting ones.
But what is clear is Philippe Clement, Nils Koppen and the scouting system are making a lot of things happen this window.
We’ve already bid farewell to young Ben Williamson, who we wish well for, while welcoming Fabio Silva, who modestly impressed onlookers with his cameo against Kilmarnock, so it’s a lively start for sure.
But of course, more needs and will be done.
The difference this time around clearly is new board and new manager. This is a pro-active board who wants to get things done, and to take the club where the fans deserve it to be, while the manager is a top calibre winner who won’t expect anything less than an excellent squad to work with into 2024.
This is the first full window this new setup has gone into, a serious manager with a supportive and capable board and requiring to do extensive work, so the activity is rife and we’re set to see a fair chunk of outgoings and indeed incomings.
Philippe Clement still wants a fair fist at going for 56, and with the last 16 imminent too a squad befitting of the challenge is on the agenda.
We will bring you as much as we can over the coming weeks.
Could be a bumpy ride!