Clement wants improved transfer model amid 'crazy' contract situation

The manager also says they need to bring in players who can grow to a higher level than Rangers.

Rangers manager Philippe Clement says he hopes to see an improved transfer model at the club going forward.

The Belgian is hoping to bring in players who can not only have an impact on the pitch right away, but will also have a good sell-on value in the future.

And with five current first-team players out of contract at the end of the season he says it is a “crazy situation” to be in and likened it with “throwing money away”.

So far in January the Ibrox side have only made one signing by bringing in Portuguese forward Fabio Silva on loan from Wolves until the end of the season.

And speaking to the media on Friday, Clement insists the club have to improve their current model as he looks to strengthen the squad.

He said: “We are not the most wealthy club in the world, so we want to get transfers in that can have an impact now, but who can also have an added value for the next couple of years on the field and selling them for bigger amounts.

“Because if you look back at the last couple of years I think this is one thing that the club has missed.

“So we need a good balance, you also need young prospects that you can help grow and who can grow to a higher level than Glasgow Rangers.

“That needs to be the objective.”

Ryan Jack, John Lundstram, Kemar Roofe, Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic all only have six month left on their current deals.

And Clement insists that is not an ideal position to be in and one that they will have to look to improve upon in the future.

“You need to have players who are in contract in your club, so this season to have five players out of contract is a crazy situation because you are throwing away money.”

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