Rangers striker Cedric Itten’s Ibrox career is over after the Swiss striker joined ‘loan purgatory’ at Gruether Furth.
The 24-year old, popular among some fans for his energy and industry, was signed among the hysteria of Alfredo Morelos’ potential departure, but as we explained in recent months, the Swiss wasn’t in Steven Gerrard’s plans despite claims to the contrary, and he can count himself as finished in Govan.
As we know, any player who goes out on loan at Ibrox is condemned to never getting a second chance under this manager – it’s never happened in 3+ years and it never will.
Stevie likes who he likes, and once you’re out on loan you’re done as a permanent player under him. You may return for pre-seasons but if you were in the manager’s vision for the future you wouldn’t be out on loan anywhere else.
Itten, the most-used substitute in the SPL last season, was certainly an honest striker and he gave his all, but unfortunately didn’t fit Gerrard’s mould for quick, powerful and technical forwards.
Which begs the question of why we signed him over the likes of Lyndon Dykes and Kevin Nesbitt. That said, Dykes especially doesn’t fit that mould either.
Itten is a signing who didn’t work out, as likeable as the chap is, he didn’t fit our shirt and we wish him the best in his personal bid to secure a place at next year’s world cup.
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