As the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern excited about the Florida Cup the club are soon set to take part in, they are also hoping for a nice and busy time of things in the January market. Indeed, after a strange summer of recruitment, there is certainly work to be done.
So, it’s promising for our resident Gers to read reports emanating out of the Scottish Sun. They claim those behind the scenes at the club are set to offer academy prospect David Bates a new deal at Ibrox. While it’s not quite a new signing, it’s a promising move none the less.
With another exciting duo – Rob and Ross McCrorie – having penned new deals of late, these are exciting times at Ibrox. According to the report, the Light Blues are expected to open talks with the 21-year-old next week about the notion of an extended stay in Glasgow.
The manner in which he helped marshal Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths in the Old Firm of late is understood to have prompted caretaker boss Graeme Murty to accept Bates deserves new terms. With that in mind, the player’s agent is believed to have been invited to Ibrox next week.
Another promising move by the Rangers board. It’s a big show of intent from those atop the marble staircase, considering the fact they have also secured the futures of Rob and Ross McCrorie. Though the board at Ibrox aren’t at all perfect. this is a very clever move indeed.