Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso was one of a handful of senior players reportedly left at home as the Light Blues jetted out to Spain for a ten-day training camp – and it is surely the final nail in the Portuguese ace’s Ibrox career.
According to the Scottish Sun, Cardoso joined Eduardo Herrera, Lee Wallace, Jason Holt and Harry Forrester in being left out of the party that left Glasgow on Sunday morning.
Cardoso was rarely seen in the starting XI in the second-half of last season as the Gers struggled to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership and the arrivals of Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson already had his future looking bleak.
With young defender Aidan Wilson in the squad flying out to Spain and Bruno Alves still to return to the club following the World Cup, Steven Gerrard looks to have made his mind up over Cardoso’s future.
Goldson and Katic are likely to be the first-choice pairing – although Alves could gate-crash that and force his way into the side as Katic gains more experience – and it leaves no room for Cardoso with Wilson and Ross McCrorie also potential options.
The 24-year-old isn’t as bad as some make him out to be but the Light Blues simply can’t afford to carry any passengers this season as they try to stop Celtic lifting an eighth title in a row.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.