“Rangers Will Have Somebody In The Press” – John Hartson Pours Scorn On Player ‘Bids’
The need to generate player sales over at Ibrox has never been greater. Since *Rangers shock elimination after a 2-1 home defeat against 10 man Malmo, it is widely known (in fact it was a fact even before the Champions League elimination) that the club needed to sell players to balance the books.
Celtic fans have had to endure the endless press releases of fictitious bids from clubs abroad for their “star” players like Morelos to China or Morelos to Porto and just recently The Sun’s claim that Spartak Moscow were looking at a £10m bid for Glen Kamara.
Spartak immediately denied their interest leaving not only *Rangers red faced but also the journalist that made the claim.
Speaking on Go Radio, former Celtic striker John Hartson ridiculed the press stories and gave in interesting insight at how these “bids” are reported, “The talk about the possibility of a player, moving out of Rangers now because their lack of Champions League Football. Spartak Moscow denied all knowledge of any bid for Glen Kamara.
“Rangers will have somebody in the press, the press will have friends, you’d have an agent that links the player to a certain club.
“That happened every other week, when you play at the top level. You can just use the press.
“Morelos has been linked to every club in the country by the way £20m to Lille last season or Nice and everybody gets carried away.”
So the next time you hear of a £30m bid for Morelos or A.N Other, just remember these words from Hartson, “Rangers will have somebody in the press”.