Date: 27th July 2019 at 11:22am
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara claims that the ongoing issues between Rangers and Sports Direct will cause the club a headache over their financial plans.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the court battle between the Gers and Mike Ashley’s business, which revolves around a breach of contract regarding merchandising and replica kits, has the potential to derail things at Ibrox.

The latest development has seen the courts rule in favour of SDI Retail Services, leaving the club facing a multi-million-pound fee to pay to the sportswear retailer.

McNamara says it remains to be seen just how much of an impact this could have on Rangers as a football club but insisted their financial plans will have been dashed.

Asked if the off-the-field issues would affect them moving forward, McNamara told Football Insider: “I think their plans financially, of course it will.

“There’s still a couple weeks to go until the end of the window, it remains to be seen whether they sell certain players or they keep them all, in case they need to fund other things.

“They bought the centre half in from Bologna, a fair bit of money on him. Tavernier linked with Newcastle, Morelos continues to be linked. 

“We’ll be a bit clearer in the next couple of weeks. When the window shuts then we’ll know where they are.” 

As stated by McNamara, Rangers have only made one big-money signing in the shape of Filip Helander this summer, George Edmundson arriving for a six-figure fee and the likes of Greg Stewart, Joe Aribo and Jake Hastie all joining on free transfers.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED the club have secured a recall option in the contract terms of an exit-bound Englishman.