In Focus: Shifting out Caixinha deadwood is a key priority for Rangers this month

As reported by the Scottish Sun, Rangers will use this month’s transfer window to ship out a large portion of their summer business, with up to five Pedro Caixinha signings set to leave the club.

What’s the story?

The Ibrox side invested heavily in Caixinha’s vision for the club last summer, allowing him to make huge changes to the Light Blues squad. The Portuguese ended up making a massive 11 signings, but failed in his aims for the season and was eventually sacked by the end of October.

Sadly for supporters, many of those signings haven’t quite worked out and Rangers are set to show no mercy by axeing them from Graeme Murty’s squad.

The Scottish Sun report that Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera and Dalcio are all on the brink of a mid-season exit.

The paper say that while the club are attracting suitors for the likes of Alves and Pena from their respective homelands, they could have more difficult offloading flops like striker Herrera.

Another window of upheaval

There’s been quite the revolving door at Ibrox in recent transfer windows. Accompanying all the players coming into the club last summer were as many players going in the opposite direction with no less than 11 first team stars shipped out by Caixinha.

It’s all been a rather expensive and arduous process, with little tangible benefit on the field, still trailing behind Celtic and failing to reach finals of domestic cup competitions.

However, getting rid of these Caixinha flops is better than the alternative of them clogging up the wage bill at Ibrox while under performing or not playing at all.

Supporters will be hoping that any incoming transfers this month will prove to be more successful than these five players.