'Ibrox is all I've ever known' - Rangers Exclusive: Hutton reacts to reported Amazon deal
Alan Hutton admits he would understand if Rangers were to consider selling the naming rights to Ibrox amid reports Tottenham are seeking a deal with Amazon.
The former Spurs and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists it would be a battle of head versus heart after growing up as a Gers supporter.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Amazon have emerged as a contender to sponsor Tottenham’s new stadium as chairman Daniel Levy seeks a £25million-a-year deal spread across 10 years.
Hutton admits he would be torn were Rangers to sell the naming rights off at Ibrox, insisting that the money could make a huge difference to the side moving forward.
“It’s difficult, isn’t it, when you put your supporter hat on, it’s not great,” Hutton told Football Insider when asked if his boyhood club should consider following in Spurs’ footsteps.
“Ibrox is all I’ve ever known it so if you were to change that to, I don’t know, the Audi Stadium, it’s just not the same.
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“I think long-term, if you’re bringing in £25million-plus a year, if he’s reinvesting that into the team, that’s only helping you. I think you have to weigh it up.
“Yes, it’s not ideal but it’s bringing that money that could change the team and really kick them on. I think you have to put that to one side and think it’s best for the team.”
The likes of Premiership sides Hamilton, St Mirren, Ross County and Livingston have already got sponsorship deals for their respective stadiums.
Meanwhile, Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester City and Bournemouth are among those Tottenham are looking to follow in the footsteps of.