By Nick Ware

15th Mar, 2021 | 10:38am

Ibrox View: Rangers handed summer transfer boost after £1m cash injection from tycoon

Rangers must unleash hell in the summer transfer market and a seven-figure investment from a tycoon’s son could help to bring in a new set of stars.

According to an exclusive on the Scottish Sun website Barry McLeish, son of businessman Alan, has ‘fronted a recent bumper trust fund investment’ into the Light Blues.

That investment has totalled over the £1million mark per the Scottish Sun’s report but McLeish will not join the Ibrox board as a result.

We think this could be great news for Steven Gerrard as he begins to shape his summer plans in a bid to retain the recently-won Premiership title and launch a first foray into the Champions League as Gers boss.

As the present campaign begins to draw to its conclusion Gerrard will reflect on the sizeable contributions made by his current crop of stars but he will be acutely aware that this squad is not good enough to lay a glove on the elite-level clubs in Europe’s most prestigious competition.

While we look a good bet to progress to the latter stages of this season’s Europa League it is a big step-up to the next level and additions need to be made to the Rangers roster.

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Furthermore, our Old Firm rivals cannot be as bad as they were this season so we need to be wary of a furious Celtic fightback.

They are not averse to chucking money at their issues and while this is not the solution to all issues it certainly enables clubs to gain a foothold and take a shot at improving themselves.

We are not privy to discussions over how the £1million-plus investment from McLeish will be spent but it certainly opens up our ability to flash the chequebook and Gerrard will be sure to use this news to his advantage in transfer discussions.

He recently made a public plea to the club [BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra, 12/03/21] over the need for investment this summer and if the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are prised away then this will be a matter of urgency.

In this current climate all forms of investment are more than welcome and this latest injection could be the shot in the arm Gerrard needs to regroup for next season.

In other Rangers news, Glasgow City Council calls for five-figure sum from Gers fans after title celebrations.