John Hartson reveals how Rangers are going about summer business in the wrong way
By Danny Wright
Celtic icon John Hartson believes that Rangers need to invest in quality rather than quantity this summer.
The Light Blues have already confirmed the arrivals of five new faces ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, which kicks off later this month due to the early Europa League qualifying rounds.
Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso and Daniel Candeias have all been announced by Rangers, but Hartson thinks that the Glaswegians have gone about their summer business in the wrong way and has suggested that they should have just brought in a small number of new players.
“With Rangers, it is great bringing in numbers but they need quality,” said the 42-year-old, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If I had £10million to spend I would buy three players, I wouldn’t buy seven or eight because you want quality when you want Rangers to improve.
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“Celtic are right out there at the minute, they are the team to chase. They had a phenomenal season, winning the treble with a record amount of wins, points and goals scored.”
Pedro Caixinha has made it no secret that he has been left underwhelmed by the squad at his disposal since taking charge at Ibrox in March.
A whole host of players have left the Gers or are waiting to be moved on, with Caixinha linked with bringing a few more new fresh faces to his side.
HJK Helsinki striker Alfredo Moreles is widely expected to be the sixth signing of the summer, after he openly talked about what he wants to achieve at Ibrox.
Hartson spent five years as a striker for Celtic, and his career also included stints at Arsenal, West Ham and West Brom before retiring in 2008.
He scored goals for fun at Parkhead and won three Scottish Premiership titles.
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