It’s here. What football fans all over Europe have been waiting for, the January transfer window.
Its that time of year when you hope your side can capture the signature of that one player who will make all the difference, we Rangers supporters are no different.
So to get you all in the transfer mood I have picked out the best of Rangers winter transfer business, and over the next two days I will present them to you.
Enjoy the links at the end.
DAVID WEIR: JANUARY 2007
Davie Weir will be forever know now as the serpents assistant, for the manner and way he conducted himself in engineering a move out of his coaching role with the club, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact of just how good a deal the transfer was for both parties.
Weir was a familiar face when he arrived at Ibrox, having stared for Falkirk, and Hearts respectively before heading south to Everton.
When Walter Smith signed the defender along with ex England international Ugo Ehiogh, to shore up the Rangers leaky backline. I don’t think anyone from the fans, Walter Smith, or even the player himself expected It to last longer than six months, let alone four and half years, three titles, two Scottish cups, three league cups, UEFA cup final and a footballer of the year award that followed.
Weir was Walters on field manager. Making a immediate impact on a Rangers side that was conceding goals at a alarming pace previously. Forming solid partnerships with first Ugo Ehiogh then most impressively of all with the Spaniard Carlos Cueller, after Cueller’s departure he took a young Danny Wilson under his wing, helping secure Wilson’s big money move to Liverpool.
The way it ended for Weir, during his time assisting Mark Warburton will be forever a stain on a otherwise perfect record, but for a player who only came up the road for six months, it turned out not too bad at all.
Tell me your views on Weir.