Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Rangers trio next to leave - reports

Speculation over the futures of three Pedro Caixinha signings has intensified with claims Mexican striker Eduardo Herrera is on the cusp of a switch to homeland giants Toluca, while Portuguese stopper Bruno Alves faces uncertainty with new manager Steven Gerrard’s non-committal stance over the ex-Zenit man where Fabio Cardoso has similarly been told he won’t play much.

Herrera has been a pretty dire signing in truth, with only two goals and lots of misguided running around – a player who utterly did not suit the SPL on any level but certainly didn’t carry himself poorly as a person, but his cryptic social media message recently did little to dispel the idea his time in Govan is up.

Cardoso too has struggled after a bright start last season. Pace but no reading of the game, the stopper faded badly and is now entirely expendable. 

Meanwhile Alves, away on world cup duty but having failed to play a single minute yet, could well be on his way out – Gerrard spoke about not wanting to get in the way of Alves’ world cup duties with a phone call to Russia about Rangers, but that really doesn’t bode well for the veteran defender given a simple ‘I want to keep you’ wouldn’t exactly take too long to say in between fixtures.

If the three do depart as expected, it will leave just Alfredo Morelos and Daniel Candeias as the only remaining Caixinha signings – and one of those was technically a Jonatan Johansson one.

Many will point to Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans, but both remain completely unknown quantities thanks to injury ravaged seasons, the latter still technically in rehab from his latest setback, and Ibrox Noise sources suggest both of these were instigated by former director Paul Murray in any case.

Well, at least Pedro gave us Candeias, right?
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