Two Players Who Could Leave Rangers In The Summer
In line with their ambitions of continuous improvement, a fair few players will both arrive and leave Rangers this summer and so frankly we could make this list at least six or seven strong.
Several are out of contract while others may be sold in order to accumulate some much-needed transfer money, while some performers may be needed to be wrapped up and protected from the sharks with Josh Windass and James Tavernier bound to be on the wanted lists of several clubs.
The two below though are obvious shoe-ins to leave the club given the way Graeme Murty and the board see things going into the next campaign and it’ll be no surprise to see them depart:
This one will be no surprise to anyone in Glasgow with the Croatian midfielder out of contract at the end of May, though it seems Rangers would be wise not to offer up a new deal to the former international winger.
Kranjcar has appeared fleetingly for the Light Blues in his time, but despite his obvious quality has never nailed down a place due to form and/or fitness in his near two years at the club and overall the venture has been a huge disappointment to both him and the club.
Former Portsmouth and Tottenham man Kranjcar was one of a host of older players inexplicably brought in by Mark Warburton having won the Championship in fine style with younger players and it seems that now his time is up at Ibrox.
No fee would be forthcoming when he leaves, however, a big gap in the squad and on the wage bill will be created by his departure.
Having been signed by his fellow countryman, the 36-year-old Portuguese centre-back started very solidly indeed at Ibrox but did so as a close confidant of former manager Pedro Caixinha who is now long gone from Ibrox.
After Caixinha’s removal from the post it was anticipated that Alves may be one of the players to follow him out of the door in January, however, he remained, was trusted by Graeme Murty at the back and to be fair has rarely let Rangers down when he’s played.
Given his age though, among others things, it would seem Rangers will be happy to allow him to leave with new players bound to come in as well as chances being given to the likes of David Bates and Ross McCrorie. It remains to be seen whether or not Russell Martin and Fabio Cardoso stick around.