Glasgow Rangers have confirmed that six players will leave the club on free transfers this summer.
The ‘Gers have confirmed that no fewer than six players will be leaving on free transfers this summer after the club decided not extend their contracts.
Wes Foderingham, Jason Holt, Jordan Rossiter, Jak Alnwick, Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan are those who will soon depart.
From a sporting point of view, it is fully understandable that the ‘Gers have decided to move these players on. Between them, they have made just 26 appearances in all competitions for the 54-time Scottish champions so far this campaign, with three of them currently out on loan at other clubs.
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However, from a business angle, this makes little to no sense. The group of six have an accumulative Transfermarkt value of £2.4m. Although selling them might not have brought in a seismic amount of cash, they could still have realistically expected to bring in a seven-figure sum if they recouped transfer fees for each of them from prospective buyers. They are all below 30, as well – they are still valuable assets.
The ‘Gers have had financial difficulties in the past and they should now be looking to bring in revenue any way they can. Granted, a significant amount in salaries will be taken off the wage bill, but allowing all six to move on for free is negligent from Ross Wilson. This is not the kind of thing they can repeat on a regular basis in the future.
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