Jackie McNamara says that it looks as though Rangers are seriously suffering financially behind-the-scenes and that they may need to sell one or two of their big names to fund new signings this summer.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the reports suggesting that the Light Blues will not meet Oldham’s £1million asking price for George Edmundson should have alarm bells ringing at Ibrox.
The Scottish Sun have claimed that the Gers could pull out of their hunt for the defender after three failed bids, the latest around £600,000, and McNamara says they look as though they are struggling to produce the necessary funds, suggesting that Alfredo Morelos looks set for the exit.
Asked by Football Insider about the claims Rangers would not meet Oldham’s asking price, McNamara said: “That’s the money they’re talking about. Talking about competing and they won’t pay a million for him – it tells a story.
“I think there has been (financial struggles) for a while now. Whether they have to sell Morelos or Tavernier to fund their team, it’ll be interesting to see. It looks like they’re talking of Morelos, linked with Newcastle and different clubs again.
“That’s what it looks like from the outside, they need to sell before they bring ones in.”
Rangers were very active during Steven Gerrard’s first summer in charge at Ibrox, bringing in a host of new faces to bolster his squad.
He continued to tinker with the arrival of Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis and Glen Kamara in January, while pre-contract deals were signed for Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie to arrive this summer.