Farce signing to be cut loose

Farce signing to be cut loose

So with the news over the past 24 hours that Andy King’s farcical loan from Leicester is set to be cut short, as we said only a few weeks ago, we really do have to wonder what on EARTH that was all about.

There was nothing in this signing on any level which suggested this was a player Rangers needed, and to bring in a 31-year old on loan really beggars logic.

Sure, his CV said he’d won the league in England, but the reality is those days were long ago, and his recent record was horrible.

So what on earth possessed this loan?

Now, we must remember – we’re not blaming Steven Gerrard for this one. Many fans don’t realise this, but a lot of players get signed beyond the requests of the manager – factors come into play such as agents, favours, board members, you name it – and sometimes the manager has to play along with the occasional recruit they don’t actually want.

We are certain Andy King was not wanted by Steven Gerrard. He wasn’t wanted nor was he needed – he was a wage we sure didn’t need on the payroll and he had nothing to offer us we didn’t already have.

Thankfully, it’s to be terminated next month, a true joke signing and close to this season’s Umar Sadiq.

We don’t have any axe to grind with the player himself, he just wants to play football like any other professional, and he hoped Rangers was the place he’d do it.

But sadly for him, and for Rangers, this was a signing we just didn’t require, need, want or have any investment in, and he can now pursue a career elsewhere at a club that actually wants his services.

We move on.

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  1. yeah, imagine signing a 30+ midfielder who's fallen out of favour with their PL club. No good could ever come from that …

    • Well if we rewind to the summer we all thought arfield was going to play further forward this season so that leaves a mid of Davis, Jack, Kamara, Aribo and docherty. ideally we have two players for each position and Davis is out injured right now leaving only Jack as a truly experienced first team midfielder. On paper it seems like a good option to provide an experienced professional to the squad who can step in when needed.

      obviously now we can see that it hasn't worked out, maybe his legs are gone, but to say it beggars belief is sensationalising it somewhat. Plenty of us thought davis coming back wasn't going to workout 9 months ago.

  2. Mistakes should not be made like this. When they are, somebody should answer for it. We are not a benevolent charity, with money to waste. x

  3. Always seemed a strange signing but still sad it never worked out. The guy has an excellent CV. And I don't believe that he was signed without Gerrards approval. What would be the point? I wish him well in the future.

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