In yet more damage by former ‘manager’ Mick Beale, £6M investment Danilo is, as Ibrox Noise suggested, 90% confirmed out for the season with reports he damaged his medial ligament and does indeed require surgery.
Not only has the Brazilian forward been a staggering waste of those six millions in terms of contribution, but with this injury he now effectively misses the rest of the season having managed a grand total of less than 1000 minutes all campaign thus far.
His numbers are not horrible per se – 6 goals and 5 assists in 21 appearances total, but the return for £6M plus the general lack of overall appearances make it an abysmal investment, including his ridiculous £40,000 pw pay packet.
This means in total Rangers have paid, this season, £8M for Danilo for 6 goals. £1.3M per goal, give or take.
It’s not great is it and by the time he’s ‘fit’ again he will have months of catch up before he’s match fit.
While it wasn’t the ex-boss’s fault this boy got injured, he is the one who invested £6M of the club’s cash in bringing him here, and consented to a diabolical £40,000 wage.
Indeed, Ibrox Noise did quip at the time of the signing, when seeing the wage, that we could tell why Danilo was coming here…
This is yet another horrible big-money Rangers signing from the ex-boss which has left Rangers mired in diabolical expensive signings which haven’t worked out, and has us stuck to a gigantic wage with very little value attached to it.
Danilo has no power up front, doesn’t suit Rangers, and while Philippe Clement was kind about him and suggested he tried to sign him some years ago, it’s clear that this is another Beale investment that has just done little but drain Rangers’ coffers.