As Rangers fans prepare for the exit of Nathan Patterson to Everton, one leading club insider has been clarifying details of the deal to supporters.
Popular and informative fan media Four Lads Had a Dream are a leader in the Rangers media space and are known to have close links to the club.
In an interesting new blog – available to view HERE – they make some revelations regarding the finances behind the Nathan Patterson deal.
Interestingly, the reputable insiders claim that Rangers are set to bank an imminent £9m from the deal with £3m coming in instalments and an additional £4m in potential add-ons.
On top of that, Four Lads explain that Rangers have also banked over £4m from the exit of Steven Gerrard and his staff to Aston Villa, meaning Rangers have had £13m of fresh transfer fees received heading into January.
But whilst there is much talk about potential transfers on the informative blog, Four Lads also touch on the potential boost this could give Rangers regarding the renewals of a talented Ibrox quartet.
Rangers priority must now be on using Nathan Patterson cash to renew contracts
It’s no secret that contracts are ticking down at Rangers and whilst the Gers have done well to re-establish themselves as Premiership Champions, it’s squeaky bum time regarding some of our top stars.
Ibrox winger Ryan Kent, Player of the Year frontrunner Joe Aribo, Colombian talisman Alfredo Morelos and Swedish commander Filip Helander are all entering the final 18 months of their deals.
That means that Rangers will either have to sell them in the next two windows or risk losing them for nothing.
Considering we splashed out £7m on the likes of Ryan Kent, this is something which generally doesn’t bear thinking about.
But the Nathan Patterson cash-boost allows Rangers to now focus on investing in the club’s current squad as well as looking elsewhere.
Sporting director Ross Wilson will now be tasked on positioning some of these funds at the feet of these top club assets and convincing them their futures are at Ibrox.
Not that the Rangers director doubts himself – Wilson has addressed this issue in the past and made a bold claim at a recent club AGM regarding these contracts.