Rangers may have fought their way back into the Scottish Premier League following their relegation to the bottom tier due to financial difficulties, but the Gers are a long way from challenging for the top flight crown once again.
Fierce rivals Celtic are miles ahead in terms of budget and quality, and it will be a long time before the Hoops are dislodged from their title as the Kings of Scottish football. Rangers fans here in The Transfer Tavern are well aware of this, and are disappointed to see their side enduring yet another poor season, with a managerial change having already occurred following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha. However fans may be given a boost this month in the transfer window, with the club set to step up their interest in Norwich defender Russell Martin according to reports from The Daily Record, but only if they can offload Bruno Alves this month.
New boss Graeme Murty is a big admirer of the 32-year-old, who has bags of Premier League and Championship experience following an extended spell in East Anglia with the Canaries. The player is reportedly desperate to move to Ibrox this month, having fallen out of favour under Daniel Farke at Carrow Road this season.
Landlord’s Verdict: Martin is a solid defender with bags of experience, and would prove to be a welcome addition to this Rangers squad under Graeme Murty. Alves is attracting interest from the Middle East so should be easy to move on in the coming weeks, paving the way for Martin’s move to Glasgow.
The defender would restore order to a Gers back line that has looked vulnerable this season, and second-place could be in reach with the Norwich man commanding the defensive unit alongside Danny Wilson north of the border.
Gers fans, is Martin the right man to bring in this month? Let us know!