With the transfer season almost here, we’re taking a look at three players Rangers could look to sell over the next few months.
The Gers have already announced that six players – Andy Halliday, Wes Foderingham, Jon Flanagan, Jak Alnwick, Jordan Rossiter and Jason Holt – will soon depart the club upon the expiration of their current deals.
There’s every chance several more players could be sold on for fees though, in order to free up space in the squad and to help fund new signings.
Here are three of those who could be moved on this summer:
Barker only signed for Rangers from Manchester City last August. However, he’s had a difficult time of it so far at Ibrox.
He turned out just 12 times in all competitions before the season was halted amid the global health crisis, scoring once and failing to register an assist.
The 23-year-old is a ex-England youth international and as a former Manchester City Academy Player of the Year winner, he undoubtedly has talent.
However, he has seemed a little overawed by the task of playing for Rangers at times and found himself down the pecking order by the end of the season.
Given that he played a bit-part role during his maiden season with the club, it’s highly likely the Gers would be open to selling him on if an offer came in from elsewhere.
Kamara was a much more involved member of the first-team squad over the course of the season, racking up 39 appearances in all competitions.
However, it is still possible Rangers could move him on this summer. Arsenal [Daily Mail] and Aston Villa [Daily Mail] are amongst the English clubs who have been linked with moves for him, while speculation has also credited several European sides with interest.
Participation at this summer’s European Championships would likely have raised the midfielder’s profile yet further, but he could already command a fee of several million pounds.
While a significant bid would likely have to be tabled to convince the Gers to part with a first-team player, Kamara isn’t quite as influential as the likes of an Alfredo Morelos or a Borna Barisic and moving on him on for a significant profit on the club’s meagre £50,000 initial outlay could allow Gerrard to strengthen other areas of his squad.
30-year-old Murphy has barely featured for Rangers since Steven Gerrard’s arrival at the club.
He scored the first goal of the scouser’s reign in a Europa League qualifier against Shkupi but a serious injury sustained shortly afterwards ended his season and he was only handed two substitute appearances over the first half of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Scotland international left on loan in January and made an impressive impact in English League One with Burton Albion, for whom he scored seven times in just ten appearances before the EFL season was halted.
Many Gers fans will hope that if Ianis Hagi is signed on a permanent deal, he will be deployed centrally.
Yet, with Ryan Kent, Jordan Jones, Jake Hastie and Greg Stewart all potentially still competing for wide berths next season, it’s possible that there may still be too much to do for Murphy to get regular playing time at Ibrox.
His performances south of the border are sure to have impressed other clubs, though, and Rangers could decide to accept a fee for him rather than letting the final year of his contract run down.