The Daily Record has put together an £89m shopping list for Steven Gerrard to splash out in January.
With change left over for £100m the new Aston Villa boss can be reunited with the bulk of his old Ibrox squad and wipe out the debt worries that he left behind last Sunday.
During three and a half years in charge at Ibrox the maximum fee that Gerrard brought in was the £1.8m that Wigan splashed out for Josh Windass. No one bought by Gerrard was sold for a fee.
Eros Grezda and Kyle Lafferty were bought and quickly disposed of while projects like Brandon Barker, Jordan Jones, Greg Stewart and Max Hastie clogged up the wage bill. George Edmondson arrived for an undisclosed fee from Oldham and left in the same manner for Ipswich.
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Alfredo Morelos £12m
Glen Kamara £15m
Nathan Patterson £10m
Joe Aribo £12m
Connor Goldson £2m
Ryan Kent £20m
Ianis Hagi £18m
Even the Ibrox auditors would reject those valuations as they prepare to sign things off to show that all is hunky dory for another year.
With losses announced last week of £23.5m any of those fees would bring about high-fiving in the Ibrox boardroom as they attempt to fund losses of £2m per month.
Gerrard and his coaching staff probably cost around £350,000 a month but it’ll take some incredible effort to turn the club around to break-even as Managing Director Stewart Robertson promised fans last month.