Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has revealed that the club are plotting to boost their transfer kitty by selling off up to four senior stars as well as those deemed surplus to requirements in the Ibrox dressing room.
The Light Blues have had a bright start to the transfer window, securing Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor on free transfers from Burnley and Hull City respectively, while they have also tied Jamie Murphy down to a permanent deal from Brighton after impressing during his half season on loan.
However Boyd, who is a hero at Ibrox, has suggested that to fund more spending over the summer they are planning to ship out some of the regular stars from the first team, with Wes Foderingham, Josh Windass, Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier the quartet who are eyed for a stunning exit.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ podcast transfer talk (17/05), he said: “From what I’m led to believe at Rangers, there might be a little bit of money there, but they’re trying to generate from, maybe, the selling of Foderingham, Josh Windass, Morelos, James Tavernier.
“They may be looking to raise funds that way. There’s a lot of deadwood in Ibrox they need to shift as well”
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All four of the quartet have been regulars in the starting XI, with Foderingham having made the least appearances with 37, and so their exits would come as a major shock.
Football Insider verdict
Rangers have had a bright start to the summer but there can be no getting away from the fact that the Gers have only made free transfers so far, and fans will be looking to see some cash splashed over the coming months in a bid to try and catch up with Celtic at the top of the table. However, you have to wonder how many fans would sanction getting rid of that quartet of stars if it meant investment? Foderingham seems the most at risk considering McGregor’s return to his boyhood club while the likes of Windass and Tavernier might be seen as expendable if Steven Gerrard can get some new and improved replacements in. Morelos meanwhile is a difficult one, for the striker has been in and out of form over the past 12 months. If he can improve his consistency in front of goal, then a sale seems out of the question, for his goals are invaluable to the club. However, if doubts remain over his ability to perform week in, week out, then a big money sale would likely not go down too badly with the supporters.
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