As we know Albanian flop Eros Grezda has arranged showdown talks with Steven Gerrard this week to discuss his future, but frankly given how staggeringly poor he was last season, we would seriously hope our manager is to tell him to find another club.
However, it all got further confusing last night with the social media stuff about his withdrawing from international duty for ‘personal reasons’.
The whole Grezda tale has been a colossal waste of time and money on Rangers’ part – information is he was vouched for by Borna Barisic, and that’s why Steven Gerrard and Rangers did not carry out due diligence with regards the medical – we all know Grezda was injured, and couldn’t pass one, but it appears Stevie was willing to trust the Croat’s judgement on Grezda and signed him for the £2M.
He took a gamble on an injured player, hoping he’d work out as a bargain once fit.
National boss Christian Panucci himself made a borderline hysterical claim that Grezda was a £20M player, which probably didn’t help Gerrard’s caution on the decision, and before we knew it we’d splashed seven figures on a total risk. One which did not have an ounce of reward.
And last night’s oddity of his withdrawal via social media from international duty just further sullied the cloud over the ex-Osijek man.
We really hope here at Ibrox Noise that Steven Gerrard has learned his lesson with regards overseas signings. He’s now a manager with a season’s experience under his belt, but he simply wasted £4M on Grezda and Barisic in expensive mistakes we hope can be fixed this summer with their departures.
But the Grezda situation really is a complete fudge and totally bizarre.