The summer seems like an eternity away as Rangers focus on the here and now amidst title celebrations, but Peter Lovenkrands is worried about a player exodus.
Steven Gerrard’s side secured the club’s 55th title on Sunday after Celtic could only manage a draw against Dundee United, sparking jubilant scenes across Glasgow and further afield.
It looks like Gerrard has fostered a happy camp that can challenge for big trophies for years to come but former Gers favourite Lovenkrands fears tough times could be on the horizon in the transfer market.
He said: “There’s a lot of things you’ve got to look at – are some of these players going to leave? There’s been a lot of interest flying about.
“Also how well they’re doing in Europe now will only create more stir around the players and maybe they will be lured to the Premier League, so are they going to stay?”
No fear over here
Lovenkrands should probably have kept those fears to himself for the time being as all Gers fans would rather focus on the here and now rather than looking at possible summer ramifications.
The point he raises is valid, to an extent, with clubs sure to be circling with interest as they will have sat up and took notice at our sensational achievement this season.
That will always happen with success – the better you are, the more you attract admiring glances.
We should not be fearful of this fact.
Players will come and go, that is the nature of the beast that is football.
Alfredo Morelos is probably the most likely to leave after giving four years of service and being heavily linked with Lille last summer [Daily Record].
But there is more to this team than individuals, and Gerrard has shown his eye for talent by bringing in players like Kemar Roofe and Leon Balogun last summer who have both had big impacts in this historic campaign.
Furthermore our success is more likely to persuade stars to stay as they know the ambitions of the club will never dip beyond achieving greatness.
Fear not, nothing is standing in the way of our ascension to the top of European football.
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