The prospect of Rangers losing several of their Premiership-winning squad from 2021 could be a ‘disaster’ for the club, according to journalist Chris Jack.
The Lowdown: Players out of contract at Ibrox
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side picked up a 1-0 win on Saturday as the title race in the league continues to be a tight one.
As the summer approaches, though, the Gers find themselves in a situation where some key players will be out of contract, including Allan McGregor, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun and Scott Arfield.
It could be a crucial summer in that respect, with a core group of last season’s title-winning squad potentially moving on over the next few months.
The Latest: Jack worried about Rangers exodus
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jack admitted that losing a chunk of key players at once could cause a problem at Ibrox, both on and off the pitch.
He stated: “Goldson is fine. You can almost accept losing one of that title-winning squad on a free; to go and then lose three or four of them would be a bit a disaster for Rangers, financially and in football terms.”
The Verdict: Crucial summer at Ibrox
As Jack has hinted, it is only natural that some out-of-contract players will move on at the end of the season, but it is crucial that Rangers don’t lose several of them at the same time.
They have built up a strong winning mentality in recent years which would surely rub off on new arrivals around them at the club, while their experience would remain invaluable moving forward.
In terms of the financial aspect, losing multiple players on free transfers could also be damaging, allowing no funds to come in for new signings and losing their on-field influence at the same time. Therefore, Jack is right to raise concerns over the contractual situation at Ibrox.
In other news, three Rangers players struggled in the win over Aberdeen. Find out who they are here.
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