Whilst for the most part Rangers are looking forward in this transfer window, there have been whispers of movement out of the club concerning some of their strongest assets.
Most predominantly this concerns Colombian firebrand Alfredo Morelos, who was the subject of a reported £16.25m bid from Ligue 1 club Lille earlier in the summer [Daily Mail].
But talismanic winger Ryan Kent has also seen a bid rebuffed from Leeds United as his early-season form attracts Premier League suitors.
Those two players may well be the club’s biggest assets, but they’re one of five Rangers stars who add millions to the Ibrox club’s squad valuation.
Filip Helander – £8-10m
The big Swedish defender looks every inch the former Serie A centre-half and should the Gers keep the £3m player fit, he’ll be like a new player in the second half of the season.
Helander, 27, was sorely missed as Rangers threatened to capitulate but his calming influence, patient defending and robust physicality are real assets for the Ibrox club.
In 23 games at Rangers, Helander has kept an impressive 15 clean sheets and his defensive acumen combined with international pedigree makes him a valuable player for the club.
Borna Barisic – £15m+
It’s hard to put a commercial value on Borna Barisic but it’s certainly easy to emphasise his worth to Rangers on the pitch.
The Croatian international full-back is one of Rangers’ most consistent players and an on-pitch leader who is undoubtedly one of the club’s biggest attacking outlets.
Borna, 27, is arguably our most talented left-back for a generation with a left foot delivery which wouldn’t look out of place in any of the top five leagues in Europe.
There have been murmurs of interest from England and Italy but any interested parties will need to cough up for the player.
Glen Kamara – £10m+
When Steven Gerrard talked up the ability of Glen Kamara on RangersTV after the win over Dundee United, it gives an inclination as to just how highly the player is valued at Ibrox.
Kamara didn’t start the match but seamlessly joined it following an injury to Ryan Jack and played with a pair of slippers for most of it, his ability to find space and a pass second-to-none.
Gerrard talked up the Finnish international’s “intelligence” with Kamara’s midfield versatility making him a valuable and talented member of the Ibrox squad.
There’s still another couple of levels for the 24-year-old to go and you get the feeling Euro 2020 is a stage the ex-Arsenal kid is going to shine on.
Ryan Kent – £25m+
This is no exaggeration. Ryan Kent is that important to Rangers and given the fact he is a young English player scoring goals and dominating matches any less would be a slap in the face.
Rangers splashed out £7m for Kent for a reason and now the tricky winger is developing into a match-winning talisman who is standing out every week.
There hasn’t been a player in Scotland who’s been able to touch the wee man this season and he’s on a fast track to scooping every individual award available this campaign.
If he can keep it up and show a greater level of consistency than he has in the past, £25m is the bare minimum we can accept from sides hovering down south – but they can wait until next season at the very least.
Alfredo Morelos – £20m
Rangers are unwilling to budge on their asking price for Morelos and have shown that they shall not be moved – even if the Colombian kicks up a stink.
It was great to see Morelos back in amongst the team smiling against Dundee United and the player needs to turn his attention back on Rangers, not least to earn a move if he really wants it.
It remains unclear if Morelos will be at Rangers beyond October but Rangers will clearly not budge on the price they value the forward.
For someone who hit 14 goals in European competition last season, in today’s market, £20m is likely to prove a snip.