The club has intelligently invested into the playing squad with the Helander deal (£3.5m) standing as the only transfer over £1m.
But in order to supplement the increase in wages and the increasingly bulked out Gers squad, there are seven players the club need to shift out.
With Allan McGregor, Wes Foderingham, Andy Firth and Jak Alnwick at the club, something has got to give. Squads usually rely on three goalies, and with Wes the better backup option and Firth a Gerrard signing, it has to be the former Scunthorpe loanee.
The £2m signing is an Albanian international and joined last season on a four-year deal with a lot of promise. Sadly he has failed to live up to and is surely bound for the exit door. He wasn’t selected in the squad for the pre-season training camp [Daily Record].
Injuries have plagued Dorrans’ time at Ibrox but with so much competition in midfield, the 32-year-old will struggle for game time this season. Rumours have suggested Rangers are ready to part ways.
Holt put in a solid shift for Rangers in Warburton’s Championship year and was a strong influence on the squad for a period. Unfortunately, he’s no longer at the level required and needs a move for his own career.
Signed from Leicester City on a free contract the athletic striker was to blossom into a top player for the club. It hasn’t that way, and after a loan move to Blackpool last season expect him to move on soon.
Hardie is a product of the Rangers academy and his form on-loan at Livingston earned him a contract extension. Now 22, he needs to be playing regularly and will struggle to depose Morelos and Defoe. Has been linked with Blackpool.