Rangers bleeding over £500K a month thanks to Ross Wilson

Rangers bleeding over £500K a month thanks to Ross Wilson
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 09: Rangers director of football Ross Wilson is seen in the stands during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on August 09, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Rangers fans en-masse have voted for Connor Goldson to be given ‘a rest’ and for an end to his untouchable status at the back, after yet another weak performance from the £37,000-£40,000 a week defender.

In one of many appalling Ross Wilson decisions, the former Sporting Director rewarded Goldson for average displays in 2022 by making him the-then best paid player at Ibrox with his new four-year bumper deal, earning him £2M per year, totalling £8M over the full duration. And that’s before bonuses.

The same director mind you got Ben Davies at £30,000 a week on a similar length of deal, and Rabbi Matondo on £28,000.

Best paid? Danilo, at £40,000, in a bad call by Rangers’ current board supporting Michael Beale and his poor decisions.

And the majority of fans would like to see Goldson ‘mortalised’ at Ibrox by no longer being guaranteed his jersey – which doesn’t seem to be that ridiculous a request. But it isn’t happening, and never will.

But the finances are a serious issue.

The amount of players at Ibrox who are either being paid well over the odds for what they offer on the pitch, such as Goldson, or who are being paid massive swathes of cash and are on the treatment table as well really is a staggering drain.

To put context on it, Rangers have Danilo (£40K), Sima (£20K), Cortes (£10K), Cantwell (£25K), Matondo (£28K) and Dowell (£8K) a week all out injured. We’ve not yet got confirmation on Ross McCausland’s prognosis.

That’s currently draining the club of around £500,000 a month in wages, for no return. Add to that the medical treatment they are all receiving, and we’d not speculate on the numbers, but we’re going clearly beyond half the million wasted monthly.

We’ve not even added Goldson or Ben Davies’ ridiculous wages to that roster.

Now, we know only too well that Cortes’ wage is modest, and his injury was unfortunate, or that Sima probably goes back to Brighton in the summer (and who’s paying his wage?).

But the reality is that Rangers spew out half a million a month on players we get nothing back from.

Is there any wonder we never have any cash for new players?

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