Rangers’ 6th summer departure officially confirmed

Rangers’ 6th summer departure officially confirmed
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Fabio Silva of Rangers reacts on the floor during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on April 07, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

So, in case you didn’t quite catch that, yes, Fabio Silva is officially gone – he left Rangers definitively on the 1st even though his loan technically lasts till late June.

How do we assess the young Portuguese?

Garbage, is the truth, but one only had to look at the ex-Porto youth striker’s CV to learn of how average Fabio Silva was likely to be, and it makes us completely question both Director of Football Recruitment Nils Koppen who was responsible for the deal, and manager Philippe Clement’s judgement in both getting the boy in, and then saying they wanted it to be permanent.

Silva’s career to date is not good. He shone with Porto’s youth, just the youth, then the senior team robbed idiotic Nuno Santo and his Wolves of £35M for him and since then in senior serious football he’s been at best average and at worst diabolical.

This nonsense is why we question our manager and recruitment bringing in any young player who doesn’t have a CV with quality on it.

Jefte doesn’t, Diomande barely did, Cortes absolutely does.

Cortes shone easily, Dio struggled a lot, and obviously we don’t know how Jefte will do.

Silva, inside a month, clearly stunk – and yet despite that not only did our manager keep selecting him, but he stated categorically he’d have paid and signed the boy permanently if he could have.

Even when it was evident the lad is and was a dud, our manager stuck by him.

And now he’s left, having made that manager look an idiot for sticking so rigidly by a patently bad player.

Silva’s time at Rangers was horrid – diving, simulation, fighting with fans and never producing close to good football.

He did work hard on the pitch, but that doesn’t matter if the quality isn’t there to back that work up. Any of us can work hard, but it takes more than that to succeed at our club.

So we bid farewell to Silva, we magnanimously wish him the best in his career, but we can’t say we really care much in truth.

We move on.

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