Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been speaking in the media this week about his summer transfer plans at Ibrox, telling supporters he’s looking to add real quality to the first-team squad, as reported by The Scotsman.
The Gers signed 20 players this season across the two transfer windows, completely replacing the squad left in the wake of the Pedro Caixinha disaster.
It’s been a disappointing rebuilding campaign, with no silverware won yet again, but Gerrard reckons his squad is heading in the right direction and hopes this summer the club can spend money to deliver on his targets.
As quoted by The Scotsman, Gerrard said:
There won’t be wholesale changes this summer. When I first arrived, I came into a broken dressing room with cliques, problems and issues. It was very important to make a lot of changes, freshen it up and provide a base we could build from and move forward.
I think we have achieved that but it’s very clear now that it’s about quality. It’s not about adding players for the sake of it. We need to bring in a higher level of player, to give us more firepower and better numbers in the top end of the pitch. That’s where we have fallen a bit short at times this season.
There are challenges which come with doing that and one of those is obviously financial. We have to wait and see what is available. There might be movement out of our squad and we have to wait and see what comes from that.
Clearly the manager is excited about getting stuck into the task of improving his current squad come the end of the season and it’s interesting to hear that more players could be set for an Ibrox exit.
Whether that will fund a transfer spree remains to be seen, but we do have some prime assets that could be worth something in the transfer market like Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier.
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