By Harvey Byrne
Former midfielder and coach Ian Durrant has made the huge claim that this summer’s transfer window will be one of the biggest in the club’s history.
The Glasgow giants have a very fine record of bringing in successful players that have even allowed them to compete against some of Europe’s elite in the Champions League.
Some may say that those past windows where they had to identify players who could help them compete against Europe’s finest were some of the biggest in their history, or even after the club suffered demotion to the Third Division in 2012 and then had to find players good enough to help them progress back to the top-flight.
However, current Dumbarton assistant Durrant believes this summer may be one of the club’s biggest in it’s history as they look to close the 36-point gap between themselves and fierce rivals Celtic.
“I don’t know Pedro at all but looking at it from the outside he needs time,” said Durrant to the Evening Times.
“And if they’re going to put a challenge in, he needs backing to freshen the team up. That’s the key to it, and reading between the lines over the past week he’s identified players and now it’s a matter of going and getting them. He’s intimated there could be a clear-out but whether or not they can do it is different.
“They’ve some on good money and long contracts so it’s not as easy as saying ‘you can go’. Players do have a level of power and they can dictate to the club about whether they move or stay. But the recruitment will be key and this is possibly going to be one of the biggest transfer windows in Rangers’ history.”
Previous manager Mark Warburton was allowed to bring in a total of 11 senior players on permanent deals last summer, but many failed to make an impact at the club.
Fans will now be hoping March appointment Pedro Caixinha has better luck in the market with supporters urging the club to plug the gap with Celtic while they will also be competing in next season’s Europa League.
In other Rangers transfer news, here are three reasons why Caixinha must sign this 23-year-old English ace.