By Noel Whelan

10th Jul, 2021 | 7:00pm

Multiple Rangers sales mooted by pundit after £14m Campbell bombshell

Noel Whelan has suggested Rangers could sell multiple fringe players to combat an Ibrox financial bombshell.

The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Light Blues would rather offload backup options than selling a star man.

As reported by the Athletic’s Jordan Campbell (July 8th), Rangers forecast they need to plug a £14million financial hole for the upcoming season.

It is said there has been £40million worth of investment into the squad under Steven Gerrard.

However, the report stated the Gers are now considering player sales to become a self-sustainable model.

As revealed by Football Insider, the likes Porto and Arsenal have registered their interest in signing Alfredo Morelos and Glen Kamara respectively.

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However, Whelan suggested Gerrard would look at selling fringe players to plug the gap.

“We do know that every club has been financially hit by Covid,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“There’s no doubt about that. I don’t care if you’re a Manchester City, a Chelsea, a Rangers or a Celtic. Everyone’s been hit by it hard.

“I think there might be a few that are going to be surplus to requirements. Who that may be, we don’t know.

“If it is a big signing somewhere along the lines that needs to go, Steven Gerrard will have the last word on that.

“If that is the case and they need to bridge that gap of £14million, I’m guessing it could be chopped by half, with some fringe players.

“Steven Gerrard might say: ‘He’s not that important to the team.

“‘We can get along nicely without him with players we already have. Players who are more important in certain positions.'”

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