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Steven Gerrard says Rangers 'have to be prepared' for potential transfer exits

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on August 04, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The Ibrox boss was speaking ahead of Rangers' fixture against Hibernian this weekend.

 

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on August 04, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has reiterated that every one of his players has a selling price and that the club must be prepared for potential outgoings in the final few weeks of the transfer window, The Daily Record report.

The Gers have managed to escape the English window without losing any of their best players to the Premier League or Championship.

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Having also recruited heavily since the end of last season, the squad at Ibrox is looking strong heading deeper into the 2019/20 season.

Gerrard admits '99.9%' of his transfer business is done but has warned that some players could leave before the end of August.

 

As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: "As I’ve said before, all of my players have a price, unfortunately.

"We’re not a Man City or a Liverpool, where some players don’t have a price. I can’t predict what’s going to happen around Europe, so we have to be prepared for stuff happening.

"In terms of incomings, we’re 99.9 per cent complete. But I’ll always leave that wee piece so I don’t make a liar of myself."

The most recent interest in a big Rangers player, Alfredo Morelos, came from West Bromwich Albion according to reports last week (The Daily Record), but it remains to be seen if any teams on the continent will bite.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers runs through on goal to score his first goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Now that English clubs are out of the running, sides may well fancy their chances of picking up a good deal with no cash-rich competition to spark a bidding war.

Retaining Morelos is absolutely key. The Colombian has made a lightning start to the season, scoring seven goals in seven matches so far. He looks more than capable of bettering his 30 goal total of last term.

Although Jermain Defoe is clearly on hand to batter in the goals too, as evidenced by his hat-trick against Hibs, Gerrard needs both to achieve his ambitions at Ibrox this season.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring his first goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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