Rangers have started their campaign on a positive note as they have won their three Europa League qualifier games comfortably so far. The club is also in a good position in terms of transfers as they have done most of their incoming business early.
It is now likely going to be about reducing the squad size, and one player who seems to be on his way out of the club is last summer’s signing Eros Grezda. The Albanian international is close to joining (Daily Record) French side Brest for £1.75m. The winger has been offered a four-year deal by the newly promoted Ligue 1 club.
Gerrard on Grezda
Gerrard has already indicated that the 24-year-old is free to leave the club. He recently said, ”I think he has found the whole game here and demands here tough. There is still a talent there. I have no doubt he can go to a league, a team and a manager that might suit his style and be a success.”
Grezda was signed for £2m last season from Osijek. The Gers took a gamble by signing a player who was struggling with injuries and he never really managed to get back to his best. The winger started just seven games for the club in the Premiership.
The right decision from Gerrard to sell on a small loss?
To be fair, Rangers will be happy that they are close to recouping almost all of what they paid for the winger. On the back of the season he had, Grezda didn’t do much to add value. As the manager mentioned, he found it hard to get used to the Scottish league. Even though he is being shipped away on a loss, Gerrard has taken the right decision here by not holding onto him for a higher price.
What now for Rangers?
This could be the second departure in terms of wingers for Rangers as they recently parted ways with Daniel Candeias as well. Some might feel that the club might have to dive in the transfer market to bring in new options, but we think that the Gers are well covered in the wide department. Moreover, they are still keen to add Ryan Kent and are going to wait for him until the end of the transfer window to land him.
Selling Candeias and Grezda though might mean that Glenn Middleton will probably have to stick around at Rangers this season. The young winger will find it hard to get game time ahead of the likes of Jordan Jones and Sheyi Ojo. So Middleton might be slightly disappointed that he won’t be allowed to leave on loan.