In what amounts to one of the strangest signings Rangers have made in recent times, the club has confirmed the departure of Poland’s Mateusz Zukowski to Lech Poznan on initial loan but option to buy.
At the time this one was portrayed as a replacement for Nathan Patterson, as cover for James Tavernier, but the reality was no one really has any idea why the Gdansk player was signed rather than Rangers simply promoting another youth player.
As it is, today, the deputy to Tavernier, not that he really needs one, is Adam Devine, the 19-year old Auchenhowie product, and around whom high hopes are swirling.
So no one truly grasps the Zukowski addition, especially given he cost around £600,000.
The fact is Devine isn’t much older now than he was in January, 8 months for those of you struggling with maths (not our strong suit either in truth) and he’s been regarded as the second choice pretty much the whole year.
And now that £600K investment in the Pole is and was a complete waste of time and money.
One angry Polish countryman came on our channels and complained we’d wasted Zukowski’s time. And it’s probably true.
Why Ross Wilson sanctioned this signing we don’t know, but while we accept some signings will work and some won’t, nothing about this one suggested it would be a success.
Anyway, he moves on, we move on, and that’s about that.