With Rangers still under their transfer embargo, they cannot sign any playing staff until the 1st of September 2013. On that date they can sign out of contract players (free agents). Rangers look certain to sign Jamie Murphy and Ryan McGowan on the 1st of September but unfortunately they jumped ship a couple days ago so in going to reassess our transfer targets, bearing in mind ally will be given £10 million plus in January., according to Charles Green anyway.
First up is Killie’s first choice keeper, Cameron Bell. The 26 year-old Scotland International is currently going to be out of contract at the end of summer so we could sign him when the embargo ends but they’re some rumours about him signing a new 5 year contract with killie but I can’t see that happening. Rangers have been linked heavily with Cameron before. He has a impressive record in the SPL with killie too and would be a perfect replacement for Neil Alexander. He has been tipped to be the next Craig Gordon.
Our next target is Johnny Russell. The 22 year-old is a pacey forward who can score you a few goals and set up a few for his team mates with his trickery and speed. I’ve been an admirer of John since he first broke through at Raith Rovers. He scored a Hat-Trick in the first game I seem him and I always knew he had that something special. Johnny can play as a lone striker, a winger and a centre attacking midfielder. His record for Dundee united has been okay, he should of scores more to be fair but he is only young and give him 5 years and he will be the best player in scotland. He isn’t out of contract though and we would have to wait till at least January for him and we would also need to play at least £4 million. But he would be worth it. We also face some competition, with are second oldest rivals Celtic, among other clubs in England showing interest in the Dundee superstar. Hopefully we get him though.
I feel these two players would give us just what we need, they are both still young and would progress into better players and we could end up selling them both for at least £6 million. Which is a decent profit!