Rangers: Maguire - Gers will not be forced into selling top stars in summer

By Kieran Maguire

4th Mar, 2021 | 5:29pm

Maguire: Rangers well placed to keep their stars after £20m+ Europa League reveal

The financial state of the European market means Rangers stars are unlikely to be leaving in their droves this summer.

That is according to finance expert and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively with Rangers players dazzling in the league, just four points away from winning the Scottish Premiership title.

Steven Gerrard‘s players are continuing to impress potential suitors in the Europa League too and will face Slavia Prague in the last-16 first-leg next Thursday.

The club’s own finances are in an increasingly healthy position thanks to their Europa League progress.

Rangers have already earned £8million in guaranteed Uefa income this season and top-up cash is likely to take that beyond £20m.

Maguire is optimistic about Rangers’ chances of keeping their squad together.

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“They are less likely to get picked apart [at the end of] this season,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Rangers are attractive to the players that are playing for them now and I think that will be the same next season.

“If we take a look at the potential market, realistically we’re looking at the bottom half of the Premier League and all of those clubs have suffered.

“We’ve got French football which is in a state of crisis due to the TV money. We’ve got the Spanish clubs where they’ve all had to go and agree to lower wages.

“No disrespect to the Rangers squad because they’ve got some really good players there, but there are only going to be three or four clubs in Italy who can afford to buy players and those are the ones in the Champions League. I can’t see them going to those clubs.

“If Rangers want to keep their squad, they’ll be in a very good position to do so.”

Rangers fans will love the upbeat prospect from the respected financial expert amid concerns of the vultures circling.

Football Insider revealed that Rangers value the likes of midfielder Glen Kamara at £10million-plus and striker Alfredo Morelos potentially at more than £15m.

In other news, a former Rangers star says the club is set to dominate Scottish football for years to come.