What has happened to recent signing Eros Grezda who can either play as a winger or in midfield for Glasgow Rangers and the Albania national team?
Grezda was born in Gjakova, in modern day Kosovo, and grew up in the capital Pristina, and Rangers spotted his talent when scouting for the NK Osijek danger men that the Light Blues would come up against in the qualifying round of the Europa League.
Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and the other coaches identified Borna Barisic and Grezda as the main threat to knocking Rangers out of the competition, but fortunately, Grezda hadn’t fully recovered from his May injury to play against the Ibrox club.
Rangers won through two tight games against NK Osijek and duly signed both players. Barisic has just picked up an injury and could be out for several weeks or longer.
What about Grezda who was signed to replace winger James Murphy’s long-term-injury? Is he struggling during training? Has he picked up a niggling injury? All is quiet at Ibrox about his playing progress.
Rangers paid anything between £1.5m – £2.2m for his services, depending on whose article you read. The 23-year-old certainly looks like a top quality, pacey footballer who should become a massive player for the ‘Teddy Bears’.
He is another versatile player that pleases the boss, as he loves signing footballers that can play in several different positions, because this helps the whole squad.
On 31 August 2018, Rangers confirmed the four-year contract that Grezda agreed to, and only time will tell how good a long-term asset he will turn out to be.
Gerrard was extremely keen to bring his talent to Ibrox after watching his ability on TV replays, therefore, Rangers fans are desperate to see him play in the first team fairly soon.