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Astonishing claims on potential Rangers transfer to Newcastle via Mike Ashley

6 years ago

Journalist Phil Mac Giolla Bhain has unbelievable access via his contacts to what is happening within Rangers and in particular, the influence Mike Ashley is bringing to bear at the Glasgow club.

Author of the acclaimed book on the collapse at Rangers ‘Downfall: How Rangers FC Self Destructed’, Phil is now being proved correct time and time again in his regular columns on the chaos at Rangers currently.

However, the latest reports by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain could be the most astonishing yet.

It involves Rangers most saleable asset, young midfielder Lewis McLeod, who was recently called up by Scotland to the senior squad.

This is what he has had to say about the possibility of McLeod leaving Rangers;

“Newcastle United can have the lad for £1m in January, there will be a book keeping entry of the fee, but essentially Mike (Ashley) has already paid for him and the extra mill loaned out will be written off. This is all entirely above board.”

Then it gets even more interesting;

“If another club comes in for the starlet then Big Mike will get the first one million of the fee. So if Arsene Wenger makes a sensible bid for the lad then Sevco (Rangers) might be only left with six or seven million after Ashley takes his loan back.”

Phil Mac also makes some other intriguing claims about exactly how things are now done at Rangers.

He says that Ashley’s men at Rangers, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach, are going through everything at the club with a fine tooth comb and it is only once they have then come to a decision that anybody at Rangers is informed/’consulted’.

To read the full column by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, go here.

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