Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be hoping that the club has the funds to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Ibrox during the international break.
Van Bronckhorst will be hoping that he’s managed to get the Gers’ season back on track, following a 2-1 Premiership victory over Dundee United last weekend, after a tumultuous few weeks which included two 4-0 losses at the hands of Ajax and arch rivals Celtic, as well as a 3-0 defeat to Serie A leaders Napoli in the Champions League.
The Glasgow giants made seven additions to their squad this summer, with the Dutch manager’s task being to wrestle back the Premiership title back off Celtic, whilst starting a new cycle of a team at Ibrox.
But O’Rourke believes that the squad could do with further additions in the winter transfer window, and believes the former Feyenoord manager will be hoping that the club has the funds to freshen up the squad further.
“So yeah, I think there’s a few areas in the team that Giovanni van Bronckhorst probably thinks he should have freshened up and he’ll be hoping this squad can see him through to January, when hopefully he will get funds to improve the squad.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments
Whilst it has no doubt been a difficult few weeks at Ibrox, there should be no cause for panic at the time of writing.
The Gers currently sit in second-place, just two points behind league leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table, whilst qualification from a Champions League group containing Ajax, Napoli, and Liverpool was always going to be an extremely difficult task.
Therefore, we think it will be best to wait until the league breaks for the World Cup in mid-November before the Rangers hierarchy make any decisions about their winter transfer strategy.