The surprising news that has emerged about the five young Newcastle players sent to Rangers on loan at the end of the January transfer window, did not have any medicals.
Gael Bigirimana – has a mysterious but serious illness
Rangers at the time were being run by Derek LLambias, a Mike Ashley close confidante, who ran Newcastle for five years from May, 2008, and it was all arranged and seemed to happen very quickly.
And since then three Newcastle players Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu and Gael Bigirimana have been out injured – or to be more exact Gael has a mystery illness which is keeping him from playing.
Gael is only 21 and had a great first season at Newcastle after he signed for Newcastle in the summer of 2012 for £1M from Coventry, and he played 25 times with one in our Europa League season.
At the time he looked like a future star, but since that 2012-2013 season Gael has been out in the cold and only played one more game for the Newcastle first team.
And the news yesterday in the Daily Record was that Gael knew he had the illness before he signed and the deal is costing Rangers £5K/week.
There are questions about did the Rangers Board knew three of the Newcastle players were incapacitated when they signed on for Rangers?
Only Haris Vuckic is playing regularly for the former Scottish giants, with Remie Streete picking up an injury in his first 45 minutes playing for the Scottish club.
The fans and the press are asking for an explanation of exactly what happened, that had the five players signed on the last day of the transfer with no medicals arranged and now Rangers shelling out £5K/week for very little.
In today football world £5K/week isn’t much, but it is when you are having to borrow money to survive and pay out the players’ wages every week, which is the case at the cash strapped Scottish club.
Gael is a smashing lad and always gives 100%, so it’s a pity the youngster is at the center of all this controversy,
And this does not reflect well on Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, who is also coming under pressure at Newcastle because the club have been left short of senior player,s with only 15 available at the moment, and the club on another poor run of results, having lost four of our last fives matches.
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