The Scottish Sun is reporting that Rangers are set for a mass exodus of players in the January transfer window, all at the behest of director of football Mark Allen.
The likes of Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Eduardo Herrara and Dalcio are reportedly set to leave after only arriving in the summer.
This may seem like a drastic step but it is the correct path for Allen and manager Graeme Murty to go down, but it is just what Rangers need.
Too many of the players mentioned are associated with the Pedro Caixinha era at Ibrox, a time that is best forgotten about. Those players would have wanted to play the Portuguese manager and there’s no guarantee they will want to play for Graeme Murty or the next manager.
Getting the players off the wage bill is another part of why the Light Blues are correct to sanction this clear out. Bruno Alves may very well be on huge wages to move to Scotland and that money could be put to better use in other areas of the park.
The bottom line is that the players Allen wants to leave just haven’t done it on the pitch so far.
The Light Blues may have turned in a spirited performance against Celtic in the last Old Firm derby but they still trail their old rivals by 11 points in the league table.
A new standard of player is required for a real challenge, and bringing in the likes of Jamie Murphy whilst moving on those who have disappointed is a good start.
In other Rangers news, Jamie Murphy is on the verge of completing his move to Rangers