Rangers appear to be absolutely desperate to stop Celtic from winning 10IAR next season and have decided to pay over the odds salaries once again.
As we all know by now, Rangers have not done very well in the transfer market over the last several seasons. That is a huge reason they have not been able to mount much of a challenge to Celtic despite spending huge amounts of money on bringing in new players. Unfortunately for them, a large portion of these players have not been able to justify neither their transfer fee or their salaries.
Let’s just take Ryan Kent as example. The winger was on loan initially at Ibrox and did have a decent season, scoring 6 goals and assisting a further 10. But it was not nearly enough for the Rangers to go all out and pay an incredible £7 million transfer fee to Liverpool, handing him a £20,000 per week salary as well.
The Ibrox fans hyped him up as the man who would finally take Celtic down from the Scottish throne. But what followed was a disappointing season to say the least. 8 goals and 3 assists was not what Rangers would have been looking for from the star signing.
Rangers though clearly have not learned from their mistakes of the past and gone on to sign Ianis Hagi for £3 million from Genk after he made just 12 appearances, contributing 3 goals and 2 assists in the process. Somehow those numbers were enough to justify the fee and the €1.1 million annual salary that he’ll be on as revealed by SPORT Ro:
The Romanian international will receive a salary of approximately 1.1 million euros per year, to which are added various bonuses. Apart from the performance bonuses passed in the contract, respectively for matches played and victories, goals scored, trophies won, qualifications in European cups or years spent in the club’s jersey, Hagi jr. he would also have a special clause, and will be remunerated for the selections for the national team and for the qualification for the important tournaments with the Romanian national team.
Just for contrast, Mohamed Elyounoussi scored 7 times and assisted a further 6 in just 20 appearances. Yet most Celtic fans are not sure about wanting him on a permanent basis because of the huge transfer fee Southampton are expect to ask for in order to recoup some of the £16 million they paid to FC Basel for him just a few years back.