According to Football Insider, Glasgow Rangers are struggling to offload Brandon Barker due to the huge wages he is on after being signed by Mark Allen.
Barker remains a problem
Barker signed for the Gers in August 2019 on a free transfer from Manchester City (Transfermarkt), but he has struggled to make an impact at Ibrox, scoring just three times in 26 appearances. During the previous transfer window, he moved on loan to Oxford United.
This latest report suggests the Gers are struggling to sell the 24-year-old permanently due to the “huge” wage he was given by previous sporting director Allen.
While the 54-time Scottish champions may seem well-run right now, that wasn’t always the case. Nine years ago, they entered administration (BBC) and were demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football, and some of the deals even in more recent years have not made too much sense.
Should Rangers sell Brandon Barker?
Barker is under contract at Rangers until the end of the 2021/22 season. If they cannot find a buyer for him in the summer, the next-best solution would be another loan deal. At least in that case, a club would contribute to his wages, freeing up some space in the Gers’ financial books as a result. Either way, it is hard to see how he works his way into Steven Gerrard’s plans on the field.
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