The Rangers today announced several players were to leave in the summer as their contracts came to an end. Amongst those players included the much-hyped superstars Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent.
Kent was once tipped as a future England international and Morelos in his time was tipped to sign for Barcelona with the club also ‘apparently’ turning down a £30 million bids from a Chinese club, although that was slightly exaggerated to give it a polite interpretation.
Both players although not much as worth as the deluded bears would have you believe, were still saleable assets. The fact that the club let them run down their contracts shows you how badly they are run.
No matter how frustrating it is when Celtic sell star players, they do it the right way. Sell when the players value is high. Clubs in our position have got to do just that because of the financial landscape we find ourselves in. It’s just the nature of our game.
For example we sold Odsonne Edouard and Kris Ajer in the last year of their contracts and made a combined fee just shy of £30 million, this is turn allowed Ange the funds to bring in his own players. It’s imperative we do just that to keep our finances in check as well as adhering to FFP.
It was a similar scenario back in January when we sold Josip Juranovic and Giorgos Giakoumakis for a combined £12 million allowing us to bring in Alistair Johnston and Hyeon-gyu Oh with some change left over, it’s the way clubs in our position need to do business.
Today theRangers showed how not to do business, for all the criticism our hierarchy get, they run the club the proper way. We are in good hands not just on the park, but off it too.
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