Rangers winger Eros Grezda has no future at the club and perhaps should never have joined, according to The Daily Record journalist Scott McDermott.

The Albania international made just 17 appearances for the Gers in all compteitions this season, failing to hold down a regular place in the team.

Grezda was a £1.8 million signing from Croatian side NK Osijek in August and his inability to perform will raise questions about Rangers’ recruitment policy.

He has a contract that expires in the summer of 2022 but will likely be on his way out of the club well before then.

Grezda joined the Light Blues at the same time as Borna Barisic as Rangers recruited the pair having beaten Osijek 2-1 on aggregate in the second round of Europa League qualifying in July and early August.

However, while the former became a key part of Gerrard’s defence, the winger underwhelmed, starting just seven times in the Scottish Premiership.

And McDermott believes his arrival should lead to scrutiny of how Rangers are approaching the transfer market.

“You speak to directors of football, scouts, heads of recruitment and the roll out this line that they don’t just look at the player’s physical ability, they look into his background, personality his mentality,” he said.

“If that’s the case then I would love to know who scouted Grezda and who sanctioned the move.”

Rangers have already been busy in the transfer market this summer as they look to mount a better challenge for honours next season.

And they will need to avoid repeating mistakes such as bringing Grezda to the club if they are to consistently challenge rivals Celtic.


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