The 23-year-old versatile winger or attacking midfield player Eros Grezda of Croatian club Osijek is being tipped to join his former captain Borna Barisic at Glasgow Rangers before Friday night, according to The Sun.
Gers boss Steven Gerrard and his background staff were suitably impressed with what they saw from Grezda on the tapes while spying on Osijek, before the teams met. Fortunately, he was injured for both games.
Highly recommend by Barisic
Rangers fans and the boss are raving about Barisic’s quality in his starting appearances so far. He looks really comfortable in a Rangers jersey and his crossing and general awareness is terrific.
Gerrard on the advice of Barisic, gave Grezda his blessing to join the Glasgow club. In fact, he couldn’t recommend him highly enough during their conversation.
This has probably convinced Gerrard to add the Albanian internationalist to the Rangers squad. The fact that he plays almost anywhere has improved his chances of coming to Ibrox.
Normally reliable Bill Young from RockSportRadio, claims that Rangers are only waiting for the answer of his work permit hearing, to seal the deal. He has played six games for Albania and at only 23, he will soon earn more caps to his name.
On 9 Jul ‘15 Grezda signed for NK Lokomotiva of Croatian for a fee of only 100,000 Euros, and after two years’ transferred to NK Osijek and that’s when he came to Rangers attention.
Goal scoring winger
Apart from assists he is capable of scoring himself, as in 59 games for Lokomotiva he managed 14 goals and five goals for Osijek in 26 matches.
Why should Rangers sign him?
For a winger he is fairly tall at 5’ 9” and is a very tricky, intelligent, skilful player who can come inside to score. He is also fast, direct and a real threat to opposing teams.
He would be another asset for the quick breaking counter attacks that Rangers are trying to perfect. Gerrard thinks he would suit a few of his playing systems and seems determined to get his man.
Another international player at Ibrox
Through the years, Rangers always had international players in their first team, long may it continue with Grezda, if he signs.