Rediculous sums of money. Angry managers. Extreme transfer stories.
No wonder we’re all obsessed with the transfer window.
And when you look at some of the names linked to Ibrox, you get an idea of what Rangers fans expect from it. In the deals for Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe we got a couple of those big names that fans crave.
But over the years there’s been some ludicrous links to Rangers, and at times we’ve even managed to attract some of the world’s top talent to the club.
Here’s three of the most ridiculous rumours which have ever swirled at Ibrox.
Ronaldo (the Brazillian one)
If only this one had come off. El Fenomeno was rumoured to be a transfer target for Rangers during his Barcelona days. In 1997, the then Ballon d’Or holder was looking for a way out of the Camp Nou and it came down to a choice between Inter, Lazio and the Famous.
His then agent Giovanni Branchini told the Daily Record recently that Rangers would’ve only played Ronaldo in the Champions League.
Arguably the most naturally gifted striker to ever play the game, Ronaldo chose Inter and the rest is history. Just imagine if we got him.
Robin van Persie
In the summer of 2016, it was all go at Ibrox Stadium. Rangers had just won promotion. We were going for 55. And Mark Warburton had a magic hat.
But it still didn’t conjure up one Robin van Persie.
The bookies slashed the odds on van Persie coming to Ibrox from Fenerbache and it had everyone in Scottish football in uproar. As it turned out, then Rangers Manager Mark Warburton didn’t sign van Persie, and Rangers first season back in the Scottish top flight is better condemned to history. Much like this deal.
Is this one the most ridiculous of the lot? Jordan Larsson is the son of Celtic legend Henrik, and back in 2016 this one cropped up all over the place. It was carried by the papers before the ex-Celtic striker had to come out and deny any link of his son to Ibrox.
This was never in a million years a goer. But was it the prank transfer story to top all prank transfer stories? Rumour has it that it was Rangers fans who started the Larsson link to get one over on journalists and rival fans.
HERE’S a round-up from the transfer stories coming out of Ibrox this week.