I say busy(ish). Given the immense overhaul we’ve had the last two seasons, this will feel more like a renovation than a removal.
Rangers have the bones of a strong squad and just need some smart touches to beef us up with quality, experience and potential. Here’s the latest paper talk.
Rangers transfer round-up
One that will not go away. The talented Motherwell winger’s proposed move to Rangers was on [originally Football Insider] then off [originally Evening Times]. It now seems as though the two parties are back at the table thrashing out a deal once again.
Motherwell Chief Alan Burrows even suggested it’d cost £400k to take the player to Ibrox in development fees [originally Evening Times]. Hastie, 20, has six goals in 12 games this season.
Fans have mixed feelings about a move for the 29-year-old Birmingham City forward. Currently on-loan at Aberdeen, Stewart has also played for Kilmarnock this season. He was a little more explosive for the latter.
There were reports in early April that the deal was close to being finalised [originally Daily Record]. Rangers appear very interested in the player, who is coincidentally a Rangers fan. But Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes won’t give him up without a fight [originally BBC Scotland].
Hearts centre back John Souttar was recently described as “the best centre back in Scotland” by Jambos boss Craig Levein [originally Football Scotland]. That’s a very strong statement indeed.
There’s no doubt the Scotland international has talent and he could be a good signing for Rangers. The Evening Times claimed Rangers were interested. They also claim it’ll cost Rangers £2m to bring Souttar to Ibrox. Some fans think that would be money well spent.
About two months ago Rangers fans would’ve probably baulked at the notion former captain Steven Davis was signing on for another year. Lacking match fitness and struggling to get into games, the Northern Irish legend looked over the hill.
He’s enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks and it now looks like the player will be offered a deal when his contract expires at Southampton. Could be a huge player for Rangers next season.
Along with compatriot Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera will go down as one of the biggest flops in Rangers history. On gargantuan wages not relative to his ability, the striker looks set to be relieved of his contract in the summer.
Reports are claiming Rangers have opened talks with a view to terminating his expensive deal this summer [originally Football Insider]. It’ll put an end to a sorry tale which also saw the club terminate Pena’s contract back in February. Much to the delight of supporters.