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Winter

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Todays dream, is tomorrows nightmare. When you actually believe,, you end up crying.



Todays Transfer shocker has massive implications for Rangers






Today’s confirmed sale of Mauro Icardi is an absolute shocker. Not because a team has signed a player, no no…

No, it’s a shocker because a number of weeks ago it was assumed player values had fallen, and teams would not be able to afford the ‘old’ prices. This had knock on effect for Rangers selling the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Borna Barisic, at more like £5M-£10M tops than the previously expected £15M-£25M.

No, Mauro’s departure to PSG from Inter for around £54M at the age of 27 (and Gareth Bales’s mooted move to Newcastle from Real which is proposed around the same value) confirms the predictions about football seeing sense and transfer prices normalising were absolute poppycock, and fantasy football prices remain alive and well despite all that’s happened the past two or three months.

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While Morelos’ market value probably isn’t ‘as’ high as it got during his career peak of November, there is absolutely no reason this kid won’t net Rangers a hefty sum after all, given market value has remained surprisingly stable and is certainly on the rise as we speak. While it might not get to that stunning level it attained around late last year, Rangers can certainly demand well above £15M for the Colombian, and probably closer to £20M+.

As for the Croat, his sale is being less hyped, but is just as inevitable. Roma still want him, and a Croat international of his reputation and Europa League (and national) form remains as valuable as he did before.

While for a time he was looking like he could break the record set by Celtic for Kieran Tierney in the same position, he certainly will still go for a hefty amount and Rangers can probably consider him the prize asset overall, with his sale in the region of slightly more than his Colombian team mate.

But the point is simple. Despite all we’ve been through, it’s clear that football has learned nothing, financially speaking, and the staggering price for Icardi demonstrates that Rangers, paradoxically, will benefit from that when it comes to shipping out the star players when the rich boys come calling.

And that works for us
When the EPL moved to finish the season transfer prices for decent players were never going to change. The deadwood is different, clubs want rid of high earners who are doing nothing for the club. I disagree 1million % that there was even the remote possibility of morelos breaking KTs record price. For that you have to be consistent and hes not , hes also never scored against us , another big factor that shows he cant handle pressure then his discipline and sending offs , if you were a club CEO would you sanction a deal over £25 million for such a player? Me neither.
 

Nick66

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Coco's dream has slightly changed this evening. Coco is replaced by Stewart's'
Serenade for the gullibilly Blue £. Hagit the Horrendous, is but the first in a long line of all conquering heroes to arrive at the Faildome. Or, as most enlightened folk would say, "Gies yer money ya MUGS"

Rangers MD Stewart Robertson has teased more transfer announcements "in the not too distant future".


The Ibrox chief insists the arrival of Ianis Hagi shows the club's board are ready to back Steven Gerrard in the summer market.

He believes Rangers ' recruitment department have been working harder than ever ahead of a high pressure campaign.


Gerrard will look to assemble a squad capable of halting Celtic's push for Ten in a Row and Robertson insists he will be supported all the way.
Asked if Hagi's signing was just the start of backing Gerrard, he told Rangers TV: "Yes, absolutely. We were delighted to secure Ianis on a permanent deal.


"You could see in the few months he was here what a great addition he'll be to the squad and what a great asset he'll be to the club.

"As Ross has said, a lot of work has been going on through the COVID situation. The work hasn't stopped.

"If anything, the scouting and recruitment team have been working harder than ever.


"And that's with a view to getting as strong as possible a team on the pitch for the start of the season.


"The scouting work has been extensive on that side of things and we're looking forward to some more announcements coming in the not too distant future.
 
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