FOREST GREEN ROVERS chairman Dale Vince has launched a bizarre barb at Rangers after insisting they spent nowhere near £350,000 on Ibrox midfielder Charlie McCann.
The Northern Ireland star clinched a move to the English League One strugglers last week only for the club to sack manager Ian Burchnall and replace him with former Rangers and Everton hero Duncan Ferguson.
The fee was widely reported to be £350,000 although Rangers officially only stated the figure was ‘UNDISCLOSED’.
They also added: ‘In addition to the undisclosed transfer fee, Rangers have retained a significant future sell-on percentage, as well as return options and matching rights on Charlie for the future.’
However, that appears to have riled eccentric Forest Green Rovers chief Vince, who is famously on a mission to turn the Gloucestershire club into the greenest in the world.
And he was keen to stress they had paid Rangers nowhere near that figure.
He said: “That figure is what Rangers said.
“It isn’t true.
“It’s a fraction of that price.”
McCann, who switched international allegiances from Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland last year, could make his debut for Ferguson’s new club today at Shrewsbury Town.
Meanwhile, Ally McCoist joked about famously vegan Forest Green Rovers turning to his old team-mate Ferguson.
The Rovers are the world’s first 100% vegan, sustainable and carbon-neutral football club.
And McCoist reckons Ferguson will need go through a huge transformation to get down with the club’s environmental policies as he jokes the 51-year-old used to be fed RAW MEAT in his playing days.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said: “That’s some change there. From the man we used to feed raw meat to – never mind vegan! – he was raw meat, the big man.
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