Alex McLeish: Champions League could help Rangers keep best players in summer

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Alex McLeish has insisted that Champions League football could help Rangers keep hold of their best players this summer.

There is bound to be interested in the best Ibrox has to offer, with Leeds already linked with another move for Ryan Kent once the season is over.

Alfredo Morelos is another who could attract interest, but McLeish believes the “incredible” chance to play Champions League in Glasgow could be too good to turn down.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I would believe they would want a crack in the Champions League.

“There is the qualification process first and foremost, they have to take care of that, then they can run out of the tunnel to that music.

“That is music to your ears. Running out and playing in the Champions League is just an incredible feeling, playing in the very elite of modern football.”

Fingers crossed.

Steven Gerrard has taken Rangers from the bottom to the very top in his three years at the club, with the possibility of an invincible campaign proof of that.

The Bears have been phenomenal, and with the likes of Fashion Sakala already signed on for next season, there are plans to win even more silverware.

McLeish has a point, Champions League football will help us massively, with many of our players never having that chance before.

Take Kent for example, if he moves to Leeds, he would have to qualify for the competition all over again, something that will be much harder in the Premier League.

Gerrard has created the perfect atmosphere in the Ibrox dressing room, and we hope that along with this major development keeps the squad together.

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