Journalist Slams Rangers’ Transfer Market Failures After Celtic Defeat

Gary Keown has launched a scathing attack on the club’s transfer strategies, suggesting they’ve been a “joke” in recent years. The defeat effectively handed the Scottish Premiership title to their Old Firm rivals, with Philippe Clement’s side now sitting six points ahead in the league standings.

John Lundstram, who scored an own goal and was subsequently sent off during the match, has borne the brunt of criticism. The English midfielder, set to depart the club in the summer, has highlighted the need for replacements in the squad.

Speaking in an article for the Scottish Mail on Sunday, Keown didn’t mince his words: “The use of the transfer market has been an absolute joke. When it comes to investing in solid assets and building for a bright prosperous future.”

Keown further criticized the club’s management, stating, “The Belgian took over a club whose use of the transfer market and management of talent has been an utter disgrace for years.”

The loss at Parkhead on Saturday amplified existing concerns about Rangers’ ability to compete effectively in the transfer market, leaving fans and pundits questioning the club’s strategy moving forward.