The Importance of Not Being Idle

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.

Ryan Kent of Rangers evades Dedryck Boyata of Celtic on his way to scoring during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

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.

Celtic captain Scott Brown and Alfredo Morelos of Rangers clash during the Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

Odsonne Edouard celebrates putting Celtic 3-1 up in a tense Champions League tie

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.

Josip Juranovic of Celtic shouts to Celtic support during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at on January 2, 2023 Photo by Richard Callis/SPP

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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