Rangers risk losing multi-millions if they copy Celtic details:

Kris Boyd claims that if Rangers follow Celtic’s transfer strategy, they could lose millions of pounds.

In its interim PLC report for the six months ending in December 2023, Celtic revealed a profit before taxes of £32 million on Friday, February 23, 2023.

On the other hand, Rangers added a few players during the January transfer window, which infuriated Celtic supporters.

Boyd stated in his column for The Scottish Sun on February 23 that he was in no way against Celtic’s “buy low, sell high” approach.

Although the Parkhead board has suffered in recent months, it has proven to be an effective model over time. The primary issue with that tactic is that one or two damaged windows might cause significant harm.

“Rangers found that out to their cost a few years ago after winning the league. If they had added a few extra bits of quality, they might have kicked on more domestically.

“But a few bad transfer windows allowed Celtic to overtake them again domestically. Performance levels dipped at Ibrox because some new signings didn’t improve the squad.

“Celtic’s model is one Rangers will also use – but if your scouting and judgement isn’t spot on, millions can be wasted.”

Rangers’ transfer strategy was made evident in the January window, and now that they’ve prevailed in the battle of the spreadsheets, Celtic can plan the season’s finale open-top bus procession through Glasgow.

As Boyd suggests, earning money is nice and all, but what matters most is what you do with it after.

Although many of the underperforming players have now started to perform well under Philippe Clement, Rangers had a poor summer in terms of transfer activity.

Rangers manager Philippe Clement

The Gers’ transfer strategy for the upcoming years is already evident: bring in some underappreciated players with potential to grow, Mohamed Diomande being a prime example.

Boyd thinks that kind of deal may backfire because he cost £4.5 million, but it’s evident that the club’s scouting network liked what they saw.

Under Nils Koppen, transfers are handled with a clear strategy, unlike under past regimes. It’s inevitable that some transfers may go bad, but in the upcoming windows, there will undoubtedly be more hits than misses.

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