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Terms agreed: Rangers player accepts to join another team despite turning down an Ibrox extension – Sources



Kilmarnock and Rangers goalie Robby McCrorie have reached a personal terms agreement, sources have told Football Insider.

The 26-year-old will be able to make the transition and begin preseason if his agreement to join the Ayrshire club is confirmed within the next 24 hours.

McCrorie’s Ibrox contract has one year left on it, and the Rangers have made several attempts to extend it.

The goalie has had multiple offers from the Gers, but he has turned them down in favour of playing regularly for the first squad.

The Scottish goalie is reportedly leaving Rangers because, according to sources, he has made the decision that he wants to be the best anywhere.

McCrorie has committed his future to Rugby Park by agreeing to terms on a two-year contract.

Kilmarnock will acquire a skilled goalie.

Despite being signed by the Rangers since the beginning of his youth career in 2013, McCrorie has only appeared in seven games for the first squad.

That doesn’t imply he lacks experience, though, since he had five loan stints from 2017 to 2021 that gave him a tonne of playing time.

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Throughout his career, McCrorie has made 114 appearances in a variety of levels, 24 of which have been in the Scottish Premiership.

But now that he’s played in just one Scottish FA Cup match all season, the goalie is starting to believe in himself and looking for more frequent chances.

There are doubts over Scott Wright’s future, so McCrorie might not be the only name leaving Ibrox in the near future.

The winger, who only has one year left on his present contract, has received a contract offer from Sheffield Wednesday, according to Football Insider.

Clement should finally get rid of the Rangers flop who makes more than Sima and Souttar put together – opinion

Another player that did well on loan last season could now be sold by Clement.

Philippe Clement knows that he will have to get rid of a few first team players this summer in order to bring in the players he wants to sign.

It might be harder to do this because people are interested in Sam Lammers, a player who spent the second half of last season on loan in the Netherlands.

Rangers may lose Beale, who they signed.

The Dutchman joined FC Utrecht in January and scored 11 goals in just 20 Eredivisie games until the end of the season. This put his terrible performances in Glasgow behind him for good.

This made it seem like they were going to make the move permanent in the summer, even though Lammers would have to take a pay cut to make it happen.

Now, Dutch news site Voetbal international says that Twente are planning to make a move for the former Atalanta forward to make their team stronger.

A fee of around £2.5m is what the Light Blues want to get rid of Lammers. They will lose around £500,000 on the Dutch player, who they signed for £3m last summer.

The best thing for both sides this summer is to get rid of the 26-year-old. This will allow Lammers to keep up his great play and give Clement the freedom to find a better replacement.

The total cost of Sam Lammers to the Rangers

Last summer, Michael Beale lost offensive players like Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos, which made the Ibrox team really need some new players. Laumers had to move, and he did so in June. But the move quickly went bad.

According to Salary Sport, the former Eintracht Frankfurt star was making about £18,000 a week, which was a lot more than both Abdallah Sima (£8.5k a week) and John Souttar (£8.1k a week).

This is surprising because on-loan star Sima scored 16 goals across all competitions last season after becoming a leader at Ibrox, and Souttar played 41 times across all competitions and held the defence together.

Lammers played 31 games for the Gers but only scored twice, and both of those goals were in the Premiership.

The forward was only 13th in the league in goals and assists (three), and he was also only 18th in big chances created (one), 28th in key passes per game (0.3), and sixth in successful dribbles per game (1.1). This made it clear that he wasn’t good enough to do well in Glasgow.

Rangers also lost £1.5 million for every goal Lammers scored, which is more proof of how bad of a signing he was.

He is not a bad player at all, don’t get the wrong idea. Lammers can be very good when he is playing in his comfort zone, as shown by his play in the Netherlands.

It was clear that Scottish football was too physical for him to really show off his great technical skills, which ultimately cost him the game.

Getting £2.5 million back for him could be one of the best transfers Clement makes this summer, especially given how poorly he played for Chelsea.

Ewan Murray says he feels “really sorry” for ignoring Rangers star player “A Mile” better than Norwich and Leeds rivals

Ewan Murray says that John Souttar would “walk into” the Scotland team if he had a “fair wind.” This comes after Steve Clarke left the Rangers defender out of the Euro 2024 squad.

The Guardian reporter responded on Twitter on June 8 after the center-back was dropped from the provisional group the previous day for the main tournament in Germany. He said he felt “really sorry” for the Ibrox man and talked about the problems he has had, such as having bad teammates.

It was suggested to Murray that there wasn’t much between Souttar, Norwich’s Grant Hanley, and Leeds United’s Liam Cooper, who both made it. Murray replied, “He is the best on the ball of all of them by a mile.”

“I understand the focus on Craig Gordon, but I feel really bad for John Souttar,” Murray wrote. Playing out of position, getting hurt, or with people who can’t defend… He’s great, but some people forget that. He would easily join the Scotland team. He feels like he needs one.

Grant Hanley and Liam Cooper form a team to beat a Rangers player.

After an injury-filled first season in Glasgow, Souttar finally became a regular on the Light Blues first team during the last season under Philippe Clement.

He had only played 13 times since coming from Hearts on a free transfer the previous year, but he played 41 times in total and passed long-time starter Connor Goldson as arguably Ibrox’s best central option.

The Englishman lost his spot late in the season because of his poor play, which probably didn’t help Souttar form a stable partnership.

But because everyone on the Rangers team has fitness problems, he missed the last two games of the league season after the split and the Scottish Cup final.

The people who play defence with John Souttar on the Rangers are seen as part of the problem.

Leon Balogun, who is getting close to 36 years old, was re-signed to a new one-year contract even though he played some of his best football last season. This shows how uncertain things are at the position in the team.

It must have been pretty unfair for Souttar to be picked for the Scotland team, since Cooper, the captain of Leeds, only started 11 games across all competitions.

Steve Clarke hasn’t paid enough attention to the good qualities of the former Hearts player.

From the Rangers’ point of view, he needs to be more consistent and stay fit, just like everyone else.

His brother Harry wasn’t able to join him at Rangers during the January transfer window, but the two of them are expected to make a great team in the future, which could be just what he needs to feel at ease and get his form back on track.

‘For a Rangers loyalist…’ – Ireland star admits as player departs Ibrox

Enda Stevens has responded to John Lundstram’s social media statement made to Rangers supporters after he left Ibrox with a Celtic-based message.

Following the announcement that he would be departing the club this summer, the Englishman issued a message to Gers supporters via Instagram on June 5.

There was an abundance of responses, including those from former Rangers and Sheffield United teammates such as Tom Lawrence, Chris Basham, and Stevens, who expressed their solidarity.

The comment of the latter, who is from Ireland, is likely to be Celtic-leaning, and it is entirely logical. He stated, “You are a gentleman for a Ranger.”

Enda Stevens’ comment precipitated John Lundstram’s departure from the Rangers.

Lundstram’s departure from Ibrox this summer will be a source of frustration for Gers supporters, as he has been one of the club’s most consistent players since his signing.

Although he did not perform well in the Old Firm recently, his performance throughout the season is not to be disregarded.

It is a testament to the Englishman’s character and abilities as a player that his former teammate Stevens is able to demonstrate his assistance despite being on the opposite side of the Derby.

This Instagram message is at least a subtle jab at the Republic of Ireland international, who has never appeared in an Old Firm match.

Lundstram has had a positive season, and it could be an error to let him go, despite the fact that he does not seem to want to remain this summer.

The Englishman is expected to settle in Turkey following his departure from Ibrox, and it is evident that he has the support of his former teammates.

Ridvan has committed to the Rangers for the future and has ruled out the possibility of a transfer

Rıdvan Yılmaz, a prominent member of the Rangers, has expressed his commitment to the Ibrox club and denied any desire to depart.

Rangers’ new Brazilian recruit, Jeffte, will compete for the left back position this season with the 23-year-old.

Yilmaz has been associated with lucrative departures from Ibrox, and Philippe Clement’s team has also been mentioned as a potential destination for Godoy Cruz’s left-sided defender, Thomas Galdames.

Nevertheless, Yilmaz, who is currently vacationing with his family in the Turkish city of Bursa, has declared that he has no intention of relocating this summer.

Yilmaz stated, “I am currently extremely satisfied with my current situation at Rangers and have no intention of considering any future transfers.”

“I am enjoying my break with my family here and I will return to Scotland in time for the pre-season training camp soon.”

Yilmaz relocated to Glasgow from Besiktas two years ago and has appeared in 32 matches for Rangers across all competitions this season.

However, he was not included in Turkey’s Euro 2024 squad and will not be able to add to his seven appearances for the nation.

Rangers’ Robby McCrorie’s asking price is among the goalkeeping targets that Aberdeen supporters have expressed their opinions on

The Red Army has been reacting in large numbers as news of Rangers’ price tag for Aberdeen-linked goaltender Robby McCrorie emerged on Wednesday.

Many Aberdeen supporters have expressed their opposition to the notion of their club paying Rangers’ reported asking price for custodian Robby McCrorie. The following is their response.

It was revealed on Wednesday that the Ibrox club is seeking £500,000 in addition to add-ons for McCrorie, who is 26 years old. McCrorie has one year remaining on his contract and is believed to have declined an extended Gers contract due to his desire to secure consistent game time elsewhere.

McCrorie, a graduate of the Govan side’s development academy, has only made five top-flight appearances with the Rangers first-team over the course of eight years. He has also made 24 Premiership outings in two seasons on loan at Livingston.

Aberdeen is in search of a new No. 1 this summer, as Dutchman Kelle Roos is expected to depart.

McCrorie and Serbian shotstopper Stojan Lekovic from FK Radnicki Kragujeva have been associated with irrevocable switches.

It is believed that Jimmy Thelin, the new manager of the Dons, is interested in securing a loan for Icelandic custodian Hakon Valdimarsson, who was previously employed by Elfsborg and is currently playing for Brentford in the English Premier League.

Hakon Rafn Valdimarsson of Iceland and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal are in action during a Euro 2024 qualifier. Image: Shutterstock

It is evident that a significant number of the Red Army would prefer their club to pursue alternative candidates to cover the goalkeeping vacancy, as Rangers has imposed a price tag of over half a million pounds on McCrorie, the twin brother of former Dons midfielder/right-back Ross McCrorie.

McCrorie has not participated in an adequate amount of first-team football.

The substantial fee that the Gers are demanding in comparison to the number of games played by McCrorie, who has been surpassed by numerous keepers in the Ibrox pecking order over the years, was a point of contention for many supporters.

Denis Morrison stated, “He has impeded his career by refraining from playing.”

“Select a keeper who is younger and has more potential, or a keeper of a similar age who has played regular football.”

Rangers’ Robby McCrorie saves a shot at goal from Aberdeen’s Luis Lopes at the end of the 2022/23 season. Image: SNS.

“It may be worth a risk if we can negotiate a lower price for him; however, we can allocate £500,000 more prudently.”

Clark Gillies commented, “Three to four years ago, I would have torn their arms off to acquire him for that amount. However, he is not 22 or 23 years old, as the majority of individuals appear to believe, and he has squandered what would have been his most promising years by warming the bench. The maximum amount is £250,000.”

Other Red Army members believe that there are superior alternatives available, which offer superior value, whether it is Valdimarsson or a hidden jewel discovered by the Dons’ Continent-scouring recruitment team.

“Not good enough for our number one and has not played in enough competitive first-team football,” stated Stuart Paterson. We should opt for the Icelandic loon instead.

Dean Nismo responded, “No, we can obtain a significantly greater quality of value by purchasing a product from Europe that has greater potential.”

“He is 26 years old; there is little to no hope for improvement.”

Nevertheless, Wandering Scotty is conflicted, as he expressed his disgust at the fact that he has participated in so few games: “I hate that he has played so few games.”

“However, he may be eligible for the Scotland squad if he is granted a consistent playing opportunity.”

“The price of £500,000 for a potential Scottish internationalist is reasonably priced.”

‘If McCrorie remains with the Dons for a decade and is selected for the Scotland international team, the £500,000 investment will be justified.’

However, there are other supporters who are of the opinion that Aberdeen’s investment in McCrorie could be worthwhile in the long term.

Baz stated, “Why would he accept 500,000 when he could be the top earner for a decade?” It is an obvious choice.

Windy further stated, “It is contingent upon one’s perspective: he is not currently valued at 500k; however, if AFC is of the opinion that he can serve as our custodian for the next decade and potentially develop into an international player, then it is an investment that is a no-brainer.”

Jay Moir stated, “I genuinely believe that £500,000 could be a bargain after a few years of being a no. 1 player, as much as it’s Rangers.”

“I believed he was very good every time he had a chance to play against the Rangers.”

I would prefer to consume wastewater water than to provide the Rangers with money.

However, certain supporters are unwilling to tolerate Aberdeen’s payment to secure signed players from their formidable rivals, Rangers.

Niall stated, “We should never provide them with money.”

Additionally, Mubs stated, “I would not attempt to separate anyone from them.” There are superior carers available for that amount of money.

@ScottyC1314 stated, “I would rather consume sewer water than provide them with any money.”

The unexpected Rangers connection that resulted in a former Ibrox fan favourite making a significant change

During an international friendly, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s defender Nikola Katic defends against England’s striker Harry Kane.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina team sheet against England at St James’ Park on Monday night featured a well-known name.

Nikola Katic, a former fan favourite of the Rangers, has disclosed that a visit from an Ibrox cult figure convinced him to switch his international allegiance from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In a Euro 2024 warm-up match at St James’ Park on Monday night, the central defender, who is a member of Swiss club FC Zurich, achieved his international aspirations by making his surprise national team debut for the Balkan nation against Gareth Southgate’s England.

Katic played 90 minutes of competitive action for the country of his birth, where his parents continue to reside, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat in the North East after a goalless first half.

In May 2017, the 27-year-old revealed that his decision to transfer countries was significantly influenced by an old Gers connection, as he earned a single cap for Croatia during a friendly match against Mexico, alongside his former Light Blues teammate Borna Barisic.

He has previously admitted to hitchhiking each day for 100 kilometres across the boundary between Croatia and Bosnia in order to pursue his football aspirations. And it was Sasa Papac’s intervention, who is now an international recruiter in his homeland, that persuaded Katic that there was no turning back.

He stated, “BiH is the country in which I was born, where my parents currently reside, and where I intend to reside upon the completion of my professional career.” This is the strategy. I was initially impressed by the professionalism of Mr. Emir Spahić’s initial call. Emir arrived at my residence, and the selector and Saša Papac subsequently travelled to Zurich by plane.

“Nino Milenkovic contacted me on numerous occasions, inquiring and providing clarification.” This demonstrated to me that the coaching staff is placing a high value on my performance and that I have the capacity to alter my sportsmanship and relocate to this location. After concluding my football career, I refrained from returning for approximately two months. I aspire to attend each and every national team gathering.

Katic appeared in 59 games for Rangers over the course of two seasons. However, his progression was significantly impeded by a severe knee injury sustained during the preseason, which ultimately resulted in his departure. Before signing a three-year contract with Zurich in the summer of 2022, he spent a season on loan at Hajduk Split, where he was a member of Steven Gerrard’s 2020/21 title-winning squad.

Englishman Ridvan Yilmaz bids farewell to Rangers with a four-word message

Ridvan Yilmaz has sent a four-word message to his colleague John Lundstram in response to his “goodbye” post to Rangers fans on social media.

Lundstram has been a steadfast member of the Glasgow-based team since his arrival at the Ibrox three years ago.

It was a significant gamble to depart from Sheffield United, a Premier League team at the time. Nevertheless, he has cherished every moment of representing the club, as he explained in his farewell message on Instagram.

Many of his teammates have reached out to the outgoing midfielder to express their appreciation for his tenure at the club, as his departure has been officially confirmed.

Yilmaz included a brief comment in one of the messages, which read: “All the best, lad.”

What is possible for John Lundstram in the future?

The 30-year-old has been an exceptional performer for the club since his arrival at the Ibrox three years ago, as previously mentioned.

Throughout his tenure in Glasgow, the midfielder has contributed 20 goals and made a total of 153 appearances in all competitions for Rangers.

Despite the fact that the move was questioned by many at the time, as Lundstram was arguably at the zenith of his career, it has turned out for the best.

After Steven Gerrard returned the Scottish Premiership to Rangers, he joined the team. However, he ultimately slipped down the pecking order after the Liverpool legend was dismissed.

Nevertheless, he was able to reintegrate into the starting lineup and played a critical role in Rangers’ unexpected run to the Europa League final.

Rangers are the team for which he has played the most throughout his career, despite having played for numerous English clubs.

Additionally, the Daily Record reports that Lundstram’s subsequent career advancement will occur in Turkey.

The midfielder, who was born in Liverpool, is expected to announce his transfer to Trabzonspor in the near future. This move could potentially be the midfielder’s final destination in his professional career.

Amidst shocking injury allegations, an ex-Rangers player was observed returning to the pitch mere days after being released by Ibrox.

Ryan Jack’s objectives for Rangers have frequently been at odds with his Scotland career.

Although it is understandable that the former Aberdeen captain desires success with his country, the rehabilitation of his calf issues has been adversely affected by his dual commitments.

Ryan Jack was one of five players discharged by the Rangers this week at the conclusion of their contracts, following an eight-year tenure.

However, the Rangers supporters will be surprised by the player’s most recent appearance for Scotland, given Steve Clarke’s remarks regarding the player’s fitness.

Jack establishes his claim to Scotland.

Ryan Jack was unexpectedly summoned to Scotland’s preliminary Euro 2024 squad.

The decision was made prior to Rangers’ announcement that the 32-year-old’s contract at Ibrox would not be renewed this summer.

This comes after years of frustrating injury issues for the popular midfielder, who gained a position in the Scotland squad as a result of his development under Steven Gerrard.

However, in the midst of club versus country rivalries, both Rangers and Scotland have been adversely affected by the absence of Ryan Jack, who brings a unique perspective to each team.

Now, Rangers fans will observe Jack coming off the bench for Scotland in the 2-0 victory over Gibraltar, despite the fact that he spent the majority of the season in rehabilitation.

In the 73rd minute of the match, the midfielder replaced Billy Gilmour in order to communicate his intentions regarding a flight to Germany.

The midfielder’s injury remains a topic of concern for the Rangers.

The situation raises some serious concerns about Rangers’ handling of injuries in their first-team last season, despite the fact that no one will begrudge Ryan Jack receiving minutes for Scotland.

It follows Scotland manager Steve Clarke’s assertion that the midfielder was fully fit during the concluding weeks of the campaign.

Upon announcing his Euro 2024 squad in late May, Clarke stated to the press, “Ryan has been a critical component of the squad during my tenure as head coach.”

“He was unable to attend the most recent Euros.” He has not had the most successful season finale for the Rangers. However, he has been in good health for the past two to three weeks.

“He is entitled to be present.” He is a midfielder who is somewhat unique.

In the past two campaigns, the Rangers’ squad has been decimated by injuries, and the players’ conditioning, athleticism, and robustness have not been at the elite level that is necessary.

In a nutshell, we are unable to sustain the demands of a competitive season at Ibrox without experiencing any injuries.

Ryan Jack has encountered difficulties since approximately 2018, and Rangers have been unable to ensure that the midfielder is available on a consistent basis in order to have a significant impact on the team.

The Scotland hero was compelled to be released, in addition to his fellow crock, Kemar Roofe.

However, given the dire circumstances of our injury predicament this season, why was Ryan Jack not deemed fit by Rangers if he was deemed fit by Scotland?

Jack appeared in 22 matches for Rangers last season, 12 of which were starts. He did not strike a domestic ball for the club after playing 70 minutes against Ayr in the Scottish Cup in February.

Jack, a Scotland midfielder, appeared for the final time for Rangers in the 2-2 draw with Benfica in Portugal a few days later. He came off the bench and played 13 minutes.

Jack played his first professional minutes in nearly four months during the Scotland match against Gibraltar.

Given the complete and utter catastrophe we experienced in the final weeks of the season, it is entirely reasonable to question why such a significant player was compelled to remain in the stands.

The cost of the new SPFL TV deal is disclosed, as the expense for fans to watch Rangers increases once more

Rangers will continue to face an uphill battle in Europe and will be required to work harder than most to generate revenue as a result of the SPFL’s subpar television agreements.

To provide context, the teams that are relegated from the Premier League in England could lose every game and still generate over five times the combined revenue of all Scottish clubs.

Nils Koppen and Philippe Clement will be required to exert even greater effort in order to ensure that Rangers receives a fair price, as the expenses for supporters continue to escalate as a result of the decisions made by the Scottish authorities.

A yellow winter SPFL Scottish Mitre Delta match ball during the Pre-Season Friendly between Dundee United and West Ham United at Dens Park Stadium ...

Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

The SPFL has once again requested that Rangers supporters cough up.

Scottish football supporters have been dealt another blow as a result of the recent announcement of a new television agreement, which will result in an additional 20 games being broadcast on Premier Sports.

The agreement is rumored to be in the eight-figure range, which could result in each club receiving a “whopping” £166,000 annually. This sum is equivalent to Cyriel Dessers’ salary for five months, with some variation.

It is yet another reminder of Barry Hearn’s criticism of the SPFL and SFA for their management of the game in Scotland a decade ago:

“You would be terminated if you were employed by me.” You possess a plethora of positive attributes in Scottish football; however, you fail to market yourself.

“You are not sufficiently self-sufficient.” I am observing an excessive amount of self-pity.

“You have been cast in the shadow of the English Premier League and, to be frank, you have nearly given up.”

“That is a bit harsh and a generalization, but if you do not have faith in yourself, how can anyone else have faith in you?”

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In comparison to Scandinavian countries, Scottish organizations are underserved by their primary Sky Sports contract.

A fan of an English team that is currently competing in Europe is currently paying a lower price to witness their team than Rangers.

In the event that it is not feasible to visit Ibrox on a regular basis, the cost of observing Rangers in every domestic and continental tournament will now be approximately £96 per month.

Rangers will be accessible to fans via a combination of Sky Sports, TNT Sports, Amazon Prime, and Premier Sports for the next five years.

ProviderCostSky Sports £46TNT Sports is priced at £30.99.Premier Sports is priced at £9.99.Amazon Prime is priced at £8.99.

A decade ago, the time for change had arrived.

Despite Rangers’ success in all domestic competitions, they will not generate as much revenue from television contracts as they would from a reasonable Europa League campaign.

Neil Doncaster has not negotiated a more cost-effective option with any of the broadcasters or an SPFL TV package between the providers, which is indicative of the approach he will always take in negotiations.

In 2014, Hearn delivered his speech without a title sponsor for the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Subsequently, the Scottish Cup, league cup, and league have all been devoid of sponsors.

Nevertheless, Doncaster continues to hold his position.

Rangers attempted to effect change in the manner in which the game was conducted in Scotland, and even the absurdity of the cinch circumstance was insufficient to secure Doncaster’s P45.

Barry Hearn’s speech remains as precise as it was a decade ago, and nothing has changed.

Doing the same thing consistently will result in the same outcome.


























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