Rangers supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side thump Falkirk 4-1 on Sunday to reach the last four of the Scottish Cup, where they will face bitter rivals Celtic for a place in the Hampden Park showpiece.
Graeme Murty’s men got past Fraserburgh and Ayr United to reach the last eight of the competition, a competition they have tasted success in on 33 occasions, but not at all since 2009. Yet the Light Blues edged closer to ending that nine-year drought on Sunday as a hat-trick from Jason Cummings alongside an Aaron Muirhead own goal sealed a routine win for the Gers at Ibrox, thus setting them up perfectly for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are eagerly anticipating Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox, with the Gers knowing that victory over the Bhoys would move them to within three points of the league leaders.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Light Blues supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports linking former chairman Sir David Murray with a return to the club.
The 66-year-old sold the Scottish giants back in 2011 to Craig Whyte for just £1, thus bringing to an end a 23-year tenure as the majority shareholder at Ibrox, in which time the Gers won 15 Scottish Premiership titles, and countless other domestic trophies.
And reports suggest that he could well be ready to buy back into the club, and as such here are TWO big name signings current chairman Dave King could make were he to pump money into the Scottish giants…
James McArthur’s contract expires at Crystal Palace in the summer, which could bring to an end a four-year stint in the capital with the Eagles.
The 30-year-old has played 121 games for the Premier League club, and with 24 league appearances this season, including eight successive starts, it’s clear that he still has what it takes to perform at the highest level.
And this must be of interest to Rangers boss Graeme Murty and the club’s hierarchy, as McArthur is a boyhood Rangers fan, and could well be interested in a move were he to become available come the end of the season.
Thus, it’s a move they must seek to make over the summer.
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam appeared to split opinion during his six-year spell at Rangers between 2003 and 2009, but there’s little doubting what a fine player he has become since leaving Ibrox.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed Premier League spells at Blackpool, Liverpool, and now Stoke, but with his contract set to expire in the summer, his future remains hugely uncertain.
Yet the man himself has recently admitted that he’d be interested in a return to Rangers in the summer, in a move the Gers must seek to make as there’s little doubt that they’d benefit from his midfield quality, as well as his vast amount of experience.