Rangers Faces Financial Hurdles in Abdallah Sima Permanent Signing

Rangers Football Club might encounter financial constraints hindering the possibility of permanently signing Abdallah Sima from Brighton during the upcoming summer transfer window, as indicated by Barry Ferguson.

Sima, the Senegalese forward, has left a remarkable impression during his loan tenure at Ibrox this season, notably netting 11 goals in 22 Scottish Premiership matches. His contributions included a pivotal second-half goal during the Gers’ recent Old Firm draw with Celtic. Despite Philippe Clement’s desire to retain Sima within Glasgow, Ferguson, offering insights as an Ibrox insider, believes that the speculated £8 million transfer fee could be daunting for Rangers. Instead, he anticipates the club to explore the option of another season-long loan.

Expressing his views on The Go Radio Football Show on April 8th, Ferguson remarked, “I think he’s a big player, a massive player. I know he’s been out for a while, but you saw the difference he made. He’s just very direct and you need that, defenders hate pace and that’s one thing that he’s got.”

Regarding the financial aspect, Ferguson added, “He’s one that I’m sure that Rangers, he might be too expensive because I’m hearing it might be £7 million to £8 million, but I’m sure they’ll be talking to Brighton and saying listen if we can’t pay that, another year’s loan? But I would imagine there will be some teams interested in him because certainly since he’s come up to Scotland his form has been excellent.”

The uncertainty surrounding Sima’s permanent acquisition reflects the intricate financial balancing act that Rangers might need to undertake. Despite his impressive performances, the club seems cautious about committing to a hefty transfer fee, prompting discussions on alternative arrangements with Brighton.