Steven Gerrard was candid about the need for quality reinforcements at Rangers. And whilst he stopped short of demanding a full-on rebuild, he intimated that Rangers need to improve.
But quality costs money. And following the senseless investments of the Caixinha era, Rangers must be careful about how they spend going forward.
That said, Gerrard and co’s transfer budget will be of a decent standard. Especially after the Europa League run raked in an estimated £12.5m.
But to get that quality, is this enough?
Gerrard might have to reshuffle his pack to rebuild his squad. And Rangers have two pieces of prime footballing real estate.
Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier are visibly our two best players. They are of English Premier League quality and teams from across Europe will be looking at them, Morelos in particular.
Let’s say Tavernier would go for close to £8m and Morelos for £15m. That’s a spare £23m to invest into the team.
But if you ask me, those two, at this stage, are unsellable. The stats don’t lie.
Morelos is our top scorer with 17, he also has 10 assists. Tavernier has 9 goals and 13 assists. That’s a contribution of 49 goals between them.
Rangers might need money for quality reinforcements, but can you replace the standard and importance of these two for the same money? For me, the answer is simple.
Rangers can’t afford to let them go.