Steven Gerrard has warned the Ibrox board not to sell any of his stars in January.
Since taking over at Ibrox transfer business has been one way under Gerrard with just over £2.5m raised from the sales of Josh Windass, Daniel Candeias and Greg Doherty.
During Gerrard’s reign Kyle Lafferty and Eros Grezda had their contracts paid up while stars like Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardosa, Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera were paid off from the Pedro Caixinha regime.
Mark Allen was unable to raise any worthwhile fees during Gerrard’s first three transfer windows with Ross Wilson failing miserably since taking over in October 2019.
During last week’s AGM it was made very clear that the club must start ‘player trading’ but that demand fell on deaf ears as Gerrard explained to The Sun:
None of our big players will be going anywhere in January. I am well aware of the club’s situation, and what we need to do now moving forward. Of course, I totally understand that at some point we will have to trade someone.
I’m not naive enough to think we won’t have to do that. But it’s extremely important we keep our best players, certainly in the next window, and that they are here for the duration of the season.
During the summer the Ibrox club committed £10m in transfer fees for Ianis Hagi, Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe.