New Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been told by the club’s board that he will need to sell before he buys any players during the January transfer window, according to reports in the UK.
It has been previously claimed that the Light Blues need to make up a £7.5m shortfall in the club’s budget before the end of the season and that will have an impact on making new signings.
The compensation received from Aston Villa for Steven Gerrard may help reduce the amount owed somewhat but van Bronckhorst is reportedly under no illusions that first-team players may need to be offloaded.
It won’t be seen as a big issue by the Dutchman, who was used to working on a tight budget during his time at Feyenoord. He still won five trophies with the Eredivisie club.
Even so, it will limit van Bronckhorst’s ability to reshape the squad, and we shall see whether he is prepared to sell a high-profile star in order to free up funds in the New Year.