'Where is the money coming from?' - Kris Boyd delivers cutting Rangers transfer claim
By Danny Wright
Former Ranger striker Kris Boyd thinks that Pedro Caixinha is about to unearth the harsh reality of being in charge at Ibrox.
The Light Blues know that they must undergo a massive recruitment drive in the summer in order to close down the space between themselves and Old Firm rivals Celtic.
However Boyd, 33, thinks that the Gers will struggle to bring in new faces because players who are facing the exit may be reluctant to leave because of the wages they are on.
Rangers cannot compete anywhere near the Bhoys on a financial scale and the Kilmarnock striker has asserted that the money will not appear from thin air given the restrained spending under the Dave King-led board in the last two years.
“Is there anybody going to buy any of these players?” said Boyd of the current Rangers fringe men, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
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“These guys are probably on the most they will ever earn in their careers so they are not going to leave.
“As a new manager coming in, he will have an opportunity to sign players.
“Every manager will have a shopping list but where is the money coming from to turn it round?”
Boyd had two separate spells at Ibrox and made 212 appearances for Rangers, scoring 115 goals.
He won three domestic doubles with the Light Blues between 2007 and 2010 and has also been named as the Scottish Premiership’s top goal scorer on four occasions.
Rangers look a long way off from securing more silverware in the future though, such is the influence that Celtic currently have on all competitions.
Brendan Rodgers can lead his side to a treble later this month in the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen, having already secured the Premiership and Scottish League Cup titles.
In other Rangers news, the Light Blues are interested in signing this 11-time international.