After video footage emerged at the weekend, it appears Eduardo Herrera has finally found a new home.
He reported for the first day of pre-season at Necaxa, the club he spent time on loan at over the second half of last season.
— ⚡️Club Necaxa⚡️ (@ClubNecaxa) June 6, 2019
This should be of great relief for Steven Gerrard.
When he arrived at the club in May 2018, the squad required major surgery. It was bulky and riddled with the mistakes of his predecessors.
Herrera and his compatriot, Carlos Pena, were particularly expensive problems, though.
Those are very high figures even for the top performers in a Rangers squad. Yet, neither of those two were contributing to the cause at all.
“It’s a huge frustration for me personally if I’m honest because some of these players that are not with us at the moment are earning big, big money when you compare it to the rest of the group,” Gerrard told the Scottish Sun, back in December.
“That’s money I could be doing with to recycle and make this team a lot stronger and healthier and make it compete a lot better.”
Herrera following Pena out of Ibrox
Since then, the club has managed to offload Pena. After agreeing to a contract termination, he’s attempting a fresh start in Poland.
As with Herrera, Gerrard will have been facing a nervous wait as Nexaca decided whether or not he’d done enough to earn a permanent deal back in his homeland.
Yesterday’s video suggests though, that while not official, the burden of his salary is about to be permanently lifted from the club.
Not only does that mean less deadwood at Ibrox, but it should also mean more money is freed up for use by the manager.
Let’s hope whoever the club invest in this time around, makes more of an impact.