Report names five players Rangers players who could leave as Caixinha plots Ibrox exodus

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures to the players

Rangers could look to sell five first-team players this summer.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures to the playersRangers manager Pedro Caixinha

According to The Scottish Sun, five Rangers players could be on their way out of Ibrox this summer as manager Pedro Caixinha prepares to swing the axe.

The Gers lost 2-1 at home to Aberdeen on Wednesday evening to again highlight the need for reinforcements at Ibrox this summer.

New manager Caixinha will want a host of new signings this summer, but with limited funds at his disposal, the Portuguese boss may need to sell before he can buy.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that whilst Cagliari defender Bruno Alves could be heading to Ibrox, five players could be on the way out to fund other moves.

Rangers' Martin Waghorn in action with Celtic's Erik SviatchenkoRangers' Martin Waghorn in action with Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko

It's claimed that Rob Kiernan, Josh Windass, Harry Forrester, Michael O'Halloran and Martyn Waghorn could all be sold on this summer as Caixinha looks to mould his squad.

Defender Kiernan was a trusted player of former boss Mark Warburton having worked together at both Watford and Brentford, but he is currently down the pecking order under Caixinha – and another reunion with now-Nottingham Forest boss Warburton wouldn't be a surprise.

The exact same goes for midfielder Forrester, though a move to Forest would be more of a shock, whilst playmaker Windass has blown hot and cold since arriving from Accrington Stanley.

Rangers' Michael O'Halloran shootsRangers' Michael O'Halloran shoots

Winger O'Halloran is almost certain to leave having landed himself in Caixinha's bad books by missing an Under-20 game last month, and attacker Waghorn hasn't been able to replicate last season's success.

There are legitimate cases for all five to leave, and if Caixinha believes that he can bring in better, then they could all move on this summer to fund moves for new signings.

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