Rangers and those £6M Josh Doig rumours…

Rangers and those £6M Josh Doig rumours…
VERONA, ITALY - DECEMBER 30: Josh Doig of Hellas Verona in action during the Serie A TIM match between Hellas Verona FC and US Salernitana at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on December 30, 2023 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

So Ibrox Noise has been extremely hesitant on the Josh Doig story, mainly because the entire thing originates from a 2500-follower X account based in Turin.

Basically this fan account, unverified, made a claim that their club (Torino) along with Monza and Rangers, are interested in ex-Hibs star Doig and that Hellas Verona (his current employer) seek £6M for his signature.

The same fan account has been covering Doig for months, also alleging in June that he was going to sign for their club (he didn’t) and the usual UK-based ITK types are now claiming the story is ‘gathering legs’.

Do not get us wrong – we would absolutely say yes to Josh Doig at Rangers, he’s a very fine left back and we should have snatched him before Verona did, instead going for Ridvan.

But there is zero evidence Rangers are in for him, and the whole story appears to be coming from this fan account in Italy.

So is the thing a load of nonsense?

We don’t claim to be as ITK as some charlatans in our support do – we do of course have our sources and we bring to you what we get for sure.

But we’ve heard nothing from anyone about the club being in for Doig for real, and of course there’s a major hangup here:

We don’t have £6M!

We already know the club can spend about £3M at absolute tops this month, and even that is utterly pushing it.

But double that is just not happening – we shelled out £16M+ in the summer and it’s left very little for the winter window.

There’s a reason our January business started with a loan.

So the idea of £6M on Doig seems… ridiculous.

Despite Rangers’ lack of finances, the Torino account’s use of our name has still gotten into the Scottish press with English sites also claiming clubs down south want the lad, also based on the same account.

It’s definitely influenced press in this country for sure!

So well done to the account for getting such traction in the UK based on what we suspect is a lot of fiction.

But hey, we’d love to be wrong!

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