Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has claimed Rangers have turned down “some big offers” over the last few summers for key players at Ibrox – but admits that players leaving the Gers will become “normal” in future.
The likes of Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent, Glen Kamara and James Tavernier have all been linked with moves away from Ibrox in recent transfer windows, with Wilson cautioning that there will be a time when players do move on from the Scottish champions.
While fans will no doubt be upset at the loss of their favourites, Wilson in adamant the club will “embrace that freshness” that comes with new faces arriving to replace them.
“Selling players is normal, but we don’t have that big a track record at the moment – we are probably only coming back to that level now,” Wilson told 90Mins.
“We now have a talented team and this is a connected squad; this group are so close and are genuinely mates, they have fitted in like a glove.
“Yes, people will try and entice them, and we have rejected some big offers for players in each of my summer windows here, but the time will come when players do leave.
“And when it does we will move on to the next player and embrace that freshness.
The chairman and the board are so intent on taking the club to back where we want to be.”
With so much at stake for Rangers this season, there’s plenty of reasons for the Light Blues to keep hold of their stars at least for one more year.
Clubs like Rangers are always going to have to be ‘selling clubs’, such are the woeful finances provided by TV compared to other nations, so there will need to times when clubs take a step back to go two forward.