By Dan Plumley

24th Nov, 2022 | 10:20am

Finance Expert: Rangers can take advantage to create brand new profit model

We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Rangers...

Dan Plumley has insisted that Rangers can now utilise the GBE transfer system to push forward with a new profit model for future windfalls at Ibrox.

Clubs in Scotland can appeal any decision in regard to work permits, whereas clubs in England can only appeal decisions if a target is said to have 10 points.

Rangers used that to their advantage with Antonio Colak, and Plumley believes selling players on that cannot immediately move to countries such as England can create serious profit – even if fans don’t like it.

“I think it is a logical way to look at it for Rangers,” he exclusively told Ibrox News.

“We have seen it a little bit from them signing players and them then ending up around Europe, so that kind of talent in from wherever it comes in and then looking to push that out again for a profit model, is a viable option.

“This system, helps with that and you can make it work if you look at the initial investment of bringing those players in, the wage and transfer fee demand, and then look to include good sell-on clauses and that makes the model work even more.

“You take advantage of any bit you can grab hold of and Rangers will be looking at that as something that will benefit them and they can move a few players through that system.

“It’s not always easy for the fans because when they play really well, they want to be retaining them rather than letting them go, but there’s a financial side that could work for Rangers and we have already seen that.”

Fans may not like it, but Scottish football has progressed so far in recent years, with players now being sold for over £20million and clubs not being left empty-handed when losing their best talents.

This is something the likes of Rangers must take advantage of, and if that money is reinvested well, not like this summer, there won’t be any complaints.

All eyes are on this one.

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