Rangers player who's left Gerrard seething in line for January exit - Ibrox sources
Rangers will listen to January offers for Eros Grezda after freezing him out of the first team squad all season, Football Insider has learned.
The winger signed for £2million last year has not made a single matchday squad in this campaign and has been demoted to play for the development team.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers will make a fresh attempt to find Grezda new club in January after failing to do so in the summer window.
Talks were held with multiple European clubs including French Ligue 1 duo Dijon and Brest but a deal could not be agreed.
Rangers’ failure to offload Grezda, even on loan, left manager Steven Gerrard seething as it meant space was not freed up on the wage bill.
Grezda signed a lucrative four-year contract when he signed from Croatian side Osijek last year but it was a transfer that soon turned sour.
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He failed to live up to his billing, or his transfer fee, and looked ill suited to the Scottish game despite being capped 12 times by Albania and having a solid reputation across Europe.
Grezda has been given the cold shoulder by Gerrard all season and forced to train and play with the youth team.
He was caught up in a spitting shame earlier in the season during a Challenge Cup tie for Graeme Murty’s side but has subsequently knuckled down and delivered some impressive performances.
With Rangers flying high in domestic and European competition, Gerrard sees no future in his side for the winger and a permanent or loan move in the winter window is firmly on the cards.
Grezda scored just two goals – both of which came in a 7-1 hammering of Motherwell – last season among 17 appearances as he struggled to deal with the pressure of playing for Rangers.