Rangers needed a major overhaul this summer, it was never going to be a perfect summer but James Bisgrove predicted one that was going to be exciting for fans.
The new CEO spoke before the transfer window opened and gave a mouth watering interview in which he revealed that the board would be fully behind the manager.
Rangers need James Bisgrove to put money where his mouth is
A successful player trading model is always built on selling players to help fund paying for new ones, Bosman deals help too but money was always going to have to be spent this summer.
Rangers were always going to be busy but this is what James Bisgrove said about our transfer plans to get the heart-rate going:
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“It will be a busy summer. The immediate focus is on the summer recruitment plan and aligned to that our player trading model.
“We are excited by the plan, we know there is work to be done in order for Rangers to be competitive next season. We know the ambition has got to be Rangers winning trophies, competitive on the European stage.
“In an ideal world, that squad is there for pre-season but recruitment isn’t a linear process so we may need to bide or time with some of those decisions. We are on it. We’re not holding back and we will hopefully be well-placed come July.”
That final paragraph doesn’t equate to a net spend of some £3m.
No new centre-half that Michael Beale wanted in January or a winger/forward to replace Ryan Kent either.
Key positions, neither upgraded.
Signing Leon Balogun as the only new central defender is the epitome of holding back and counting the pennies.
The Rangers squad isn’t as bad as is being made out but there are still a couple of holes and James Bisgrove should be held to account for the comments that he made.
Like his manager, don’t say something if you can’t back it up with actions.