Barry Ferguson Identifies Rangers ‘Problem’ in Philippe Clement’s January Transfer Plan

Rangers’ manager Philippe Clement may encounter difficulties in reshaping his squad during the January transfer window, warns former player Barry Ferguson. Despite the Light Blues’ impressive unbeaten streak since Clement took charge, the upcoming transfer window presents a potential dilemma for the Belgian manager.

Ferguson acknowledged the need for Clement to bolster his squad in January. However, the financial implications of the summer spending spree mean that Rangers will likely have to offload some high-profile players to make room for new signings.

According to Ferguson, convincing players like Cyriel Dessers to leave the club may prove challenging. In the interview, he stated, “He’ll need to shift a couple of players in the forward areas because they’ve got a lot of similar players in certain areas, and that’s something that he clearly thinks he needs to change.”

Highlighting the complexity of the situation, Ferguson emphasized the contractual obligations and high salaries attached to key players, making it challenging to facilitate their exit. “The problem you’ve got is that they’re on three or four years contracts on high salaries, and when you give a player that, he’s got every right to say no, I don’t want to move, I want to stay. The players are going to be in control,” he added.

As the January transfer window approaches, Rangers and Clement face a delicate balancing act between strengthening the squad and managing the financial constraints imposed by existing player contracts. The decisions made in the coming months could significantly impact the team’s dynamics and future performances under Clement’s leadership.