Rangers’ loan striker Cedric Itten has reportedly confirmed today he has no intention of returning to Govan despite how woeful his situation in Germany is amid relegation-destined Furth’s dire season so far.
The Swiss hitman, who Ibrox Noise covered in recent times, has done OK in Germany, but has made the headlines among a team breaking all kinds of unwanted records, but he’s said to be keen to stay in Germany and help his new team as much as he can.
In short, he was so disgusted by how he was treated at Ibrox, which we don’t blame him for, that he doesn’t want to come back and try again under Gio.
There is a clause in his loan deal, aka Niko Katic, with option to buy for £3M, and whether Furth take that up, Itten appears to have played his last game at Ibrox.
As we did say, he’s a decent striker but he’s not of the level needed to take Rangers where we appear to be going under GVB, and he’s better suited to a minor top flight like Switzerland or a major league’s second division, which is where he’s destined to end up if he remains with Greuther.
As for his desire to remain in Germany? And his lack of want to come back to the new manager?
We kind of explained that before. Players on loan are alienated enough by the manager who put them there – out of sight out of mind, so the new manager has zero connection to the player and is unlikely to call upon their services.
So Itten will take his chances.
If we get £3M out of it, that’s ok by us.