'Money is there' for Rangers to make new signings for the future after Sky Sports reveal
We’re delighted to welcome Tam McManus as our exclusive Rangers columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…
Tam McManus is impressed by Rangers’ financial results for last season with a £5.9million operating profit being confirmed by the club last week.
As reported by Sky Sports on 9 November, it’s a “significant improvement” on the previous set of accounts, which revealed £23.5million of losses.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Ross Wilson made numerous signings in the summer transfer window but there was widespread disappointed when no one was brought in off the back of qualifying for the Champions League group stages.
Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey were also sold for huge amounts.
And with recruitment being so poor, the injury situation being what it is and van Bronckhorst struggling to get a tune out of the players he’s got available, Rangers have slipped well behind Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
McManus sees no point in strengthening for this season in January and believes that transfer planning should be done with the future in mind come the New Year.
“I said last week that Rangers need to start making money because they haven’t done over the last 10 or 11 years so there is money there to spend,” McManus told Ibrox News.
“It’s not big money but there is money there to strengthen.
“But the league’s gone now – it’s a little too late for that – so you’d be strengthening for the future and looking to win the cups.
“I don’t see Celtic losing three or four games and Rangers winning every game so I think the league’s gone.
“Rangers should look to sign players for the future but whether or not van Bronckhorst will be there or not [in January], I don’t know.”
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