Ahead of their trip to Tynecastle tonight, the Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperately hoping their side can keep up their good form as the battle to finish second ramps up. With bitter rivals Aberdeen having a game in hand on the Gers, it’s an important game in the complexion of their campaign.
Largely, the Ibrox faithful are happy with how things are going under Mark Warburton’s stead as the club look to embark on a long-term project to try and close the gap on Old Firm rivals Celtic. However, the drinkers at the bar have been worried about reports from the Herald.
They’ve quoted Warburton, who seems to deliver a frank admission about the notion of Rangers keeping their prized assets going forward. Clearly, the Gers in the bar know all about what poor financial planning can lead to, so the topic has certainly sparked debate.
Star midfielder Barrie McKay was obviously linked with a move away over the course of the January transfer window and Warburton has been honest about the club’s hopes of keeping such talents, as spending in the top tiers of English football continues to swell.
”The board will always decide what represents value for the club,” he said.
“A lot of players left the club for next to nothing. Our job is, in a cold hearted way, to increase the value of the balance sheet. If we can increase the assets on the balance sheet then all well and good. It is good that players are developing, thriving, getting better and are now assets for the club.
“I hope Rangers fans don’t see it as a derogatory statement. But right now the disparity is such with the clubs down south that we can’t match it. So how do we get money in? If it means you get a good price, which means you get good value for the club, then you have to do it.”
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