Alex Rae Identifies Rangers Stars to Be Sold for £15m or Offered New Contracts

Rangers legend Alex Rae has called upon the club to promptly address the contractual situations of three crucial players in order to secure their long-term future. Rae believes that the sale of Glen Kamara, and potentially John Lundstram and Borna Barisic, could generate approximately £15 million in funds, thereby aiding in balancing the financial books.

Drawing from past experiences where Rangers suffered significant losses when Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent departed for free at the end of last season, Rae emphasizes the importance of not allowing valuable assets to enter the final year of their contracts. With Lundstram and Barisic having only 12 months remaining on their deals and Kamara’s contract expiring in the summer of 2025, Rae insists that decisive actions must be taken.

In an interview with, Rae expressed his concerns, stating, “I’m not too keen to see players going into the last year of their contracts. Rangers were burned badly over Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent and they can’t let that happen again. Players in that situation have one eye on their next move, so how focused can they possibly be with that distraction?”

Rae hopes that lessons have been learned from previous contract negotiations and emphasizes the need for the club to make critical decisions. He asserts that either Lundstram and Barisic should be offered contract extensions or be sold to maximize their market value.

While confirming talks with Barisic, Rae reveals uncertainty regarding Lundstram’s situation and urges swift action to avoid prolonged contract negotiations. “You don’t want this situation to drag on, so action needs to be taken,” Rae insists.

Moreover, Rae emphasizes the necessity of selling Glen Kamara at the right price, highlighting the midfielder’s value based on his performances during the title-winning season and the previous European campaign. Despite a less fruitful last term, Rae believes Kamara still possesses considerable value. Dismissing the notion of a loan move to Besiktas, Rae states, “I don’t think that’s of benefit to either side.”

Commenting on the club’s transfer strategy, Rae praises Rangers’ smart business decisions in offloading players such as Antonio Colak to Parma and potentially Scott Wright to a Turkish club. He advocates for reinvesting the proceeds from player sales to strengthen the squad.

In conclusion, with contract negotiations looming and valuable assets nearing the final year of their deals, Alex Rae urges Rangers to swiftly determine the futures of Glen Kamara, John Lundstram, and Borna Barisic. By avoiding contract standoffs and selling players at the right time, Rae believes the club can secure financial stability while reinvesting in the squad to maintain their competitive edge.