Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell has said that “one major sale” would take Rangers to breakeven after the club announced a £15.9m loss up to June 30.
However, Campbell thinks that Rangers will “hedge their bets” and keep the squad intact in order to win the Premiership and hopefully making it to the group stages of the Champions League.
Campbell was responding to a question on a Q&A around the game against Aberdeen on Sunday.
Rangers won the game – seen as a tough test by many – easily, stretching their lead at the top of the Premiership to 11 points after a 4-0 victory.
The fan asked: “Jordan – did the release of the annual report and statements made on the additional funding needs shift or change your mindset at all on what may or may not occur during the January transfer window – especially on the sell side?”
Campbell replied saying, “Rangers stated they didn’t have to sell in the summer and they seem comfortable with that stance.
“Considering one major sale would probably have taken Rangers to break even I think they’ll hedge their bets on winning the league and making it to the Champions League group stages. Do that and you’ve then turned around the entire financial gulf.”
No big exits in January
Rangers were always going to post a big loss after a wretched year that’s been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, with Gerrard’s men running clear at the top of the Premiership and unbeaten in all competitions, things are much rosier on the pitch.
And, an Athletic article claims that the current Rangers squad is worth a stunning £170m, with six players worth a combined £80m.
Just one of Alfredo Morelos, Connor Goldson or Ryan Kent would wipe the loss out but Rangers are adamant they don’t want to be a selling club at the moment.
They turned down a bid for Kent in the summer from Leeds and that set a different tone to other transfer windows.
It’s obviously still early days but Rangers really do look like they can win the Premiership this season.
And a run to the Group Stages of the Champions League would see the losses covered without having to weaken the squad at all.
There will be speculation in January – there always is – but we’re much more confident that all the important players will stay at Ibrox this January.
In other Rangers news, Six Rangers players worth a total of £80m, Morelos third on list – The Athletic