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Micky Beale makes transfer funds claim

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Michael Beale has claimed that he will have money to spend in the January transfer market. Whether it is a full blown war-chest or loose change remains to be seen.

Similar promises were made to Giovanni van Bronckhorst a year ago but the reality was very different.

Starlet Nathan Patterson was sold to Everton with Aaron Ramsey, Amad Diallo and James Sands brought in on loan. A six point lead at the top of the SPFL Premiership table on January 1 was overturned with Celtic taking the title with a four point cushion.

During the summer van Bronckhorst made a £4.9m transfer surplus but dealing with a job-lot of Ross Wilson signings he was sacked with Celtic nine points ahead after just 15 games.

Since Monday’s announcement of Beale as manager there has been an avalanche of feel-good stories from Ibrox but the January transfer window will demonstrate whether or not the new boss is being backed up with funding.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Beale said:

There will be money available to recruit in January. I’ll be keen to do it if I don’t get the right vibe off one or two players in the squad right now.

Without mentioning names, I have to get the right vibe off certain players. I have to know they’re still the boy that we recruited to come in.

Because if they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them. And I don’t think the club does either. Have I got targets already? One or two but it’s more positional.

And it’s about what I want from the quality of those players. The cross border market has been really important to us with Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo.

Under Steven, we knew a lot of players who wanted to come but we couldn’t always finance it. That’s where we are in the money chain of football and we’re aware of that.

Every manager wants to spend in the transfer window, to improve their squad but Beale seems to suggest that if the current squad shape up things will be fairly quiet next month.

With nine first team squad players, including Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Jack and Allan McGregor out of contract in May decisions on their futures will have to be taken before the squad can be added to.

Last January John Souttar was signed on a pre-contract deal only to discover in the summer that Connor Goldson stayed on after discovering that there was minimal interest in him from English Championship sides.

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  • Steevo says:

    Is it just me or does this sound oh so familiar?
    Cannae even bring his own statements to the game. Next it’ll be Bealeball oh wait a minute? Lol.

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