The busiest summer transfer window in recent Rangers history is showing no signs of slowing down, here’s the latest Rangers transfer update.
I wrote a look at what Rangers fans could expect on the latest striking target. The club had been linked with a £7m move from Eredivisie side FC Utrecht. He finished the joint top scorer in the league last season with nineteen and the 23-year-old is very highly rated. However, it seems like this one is a non starter.
A reliable source of information from the club, Heart & Hand, revealed the club weren’t involved in the race for his signature;
This one is unfortunate. Although myself and many others thought it may be unlikely that Rangers would spend £7m on one player, the thought was nice while it lasted.
The report suggests that Rangers have had an undisclosed first bid rejected for the youngster. This deal probably depends on how Leeds want to line up next season. If they want to sell all the top earners and go with youth then this deal is unlikely. However, if Cresswell wants first team football, he has more chance of that at Ibrox than Elland Road.
It will be interesting to see if Rangers go back and how this one develops. Read more on Charlie Cresswell here.
This seems like a situation that may drag on. If Rangers want to maximise the money received for Kamara they may have to hold out. The Finnish international scored the opener in Finland’s 6-0 hammering of minnows San Marino.
For whatever reason, he decided not to give a post match interview but his manager Markku Kanerva did comment;
For all players, I hope that these potential transfers will be ones that ensure the player’s development. For this, it is important that the new team offers a role and a club at the highest possible level, I don’t know if San Marino is a big indicator for agents of his competence, but this match showed his strength as well. Hopefully there will be good company for Glen.Markku Kanerva to Finnish media.
Interesting comments from his national team manager. Although, I think we’re all on the same page when it comes to Glen Kamara, he needs a fresh start and Rangers could be doing with the funds he would bring in to help improve elsewhere.
No official bids have been made yet, but I would very surprised if he was still here come the start of the season.
It had seemed almost certain that the Scottish winger would be departing for English Championship side Preston North End as reports emerged in May. LancsLive had this to say on the current situation with the deal;
‘Preston North End have moved on from a transfer target they have bid twice for recently who is believed to be Rangers winger Scott Wright.
LancsLive understands Wright was a target amid recent speculation. North End were looking to get a deal done quickly with boss Ryan Lowe keen to sign some wingers this summer.
However, that deal has not worked out for the Deepdale side and they have now moved on to looking for fresh targets in a bid for reinforcements this summer. Wright does not appear to have a future at Ibrox.’
It remains unclear if there are other clubs targeting Wright. He would be important towards the Scottish quota in Europe but Rangers may be looking to cash in on the 25-year-old.
At the end of the day, we haven’t even hit July yet. Many names like Douvikas will come and go before the end of the transfers window. Also, I think the variety of the rumours in encouraging but the only confirmed deals so far have followed a pattern for the most part.
Despite four signings being made, three of them have come from England and only the Lammers signing showed some imagination. I’m hopeful that the manager has his scouting horizons set farther than we’ve seen so far.
Meanwhile, the Dessers and Cifuentes deals seem to still be plodding along. Again though, it’s important to realise the transfer window is very much in it’s infancy.
In conclusion, I’m not sure if any deals will be done this week but with four signings in already it’s ok to be optimistic. There are two more months worth of rumours and deals to go. Be patient and trust the process. I have faith in Michael Beale getting us back on track and hope you do too.