Steven Gerrard has provided a transfer update, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
Time is ticking towards the end of the summer window, with just over a week until the 2nd September cut off.
Yet, it’s clear the manager doesn’t think his club’s activity is finished. While further arrivals are unlikely, he foresees multiple players leaving the club.
Gerrard claims several Rangers players may leave Ibrox
“There are some offers swirling about for certain individuals,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “I’d think there will be news on that front in the seven days or so that are left of the window.”
“There will be a few going out, but I don’t see anyone coming in unless something comes out of the blue and takes a player we might have to replace.
“There could be both loan and permanent moves out. It’s getting warmer as the days go by, so I predict there could be some outgoings.”
Gerrard has made it clear for some time that there are players in his squad who are now surplus to requirements.
The likes of Eros Grezda, Graham Dorrans, Joe Dodoo and Jason Holt were all left out of the travelling party for the pre-season camp in Portugal, and haven’t had a look in since.
It’s likely the manager is referring to these players as those who could leave.
Jason Holt is reportedly wanted by St Johnstone [Scottish Sun], whilst Joe Dodoo is apparently attracting attention from England [Football Insider].
If they could exit over the next week, it would help trim the number of senior playing staff to a reasonable level, while also lowering the wage bill.
It’s important that these players go somewhere where they will get opportunities to play and if Rangers can bring in a fee for moving them on, then all the better.