Rangers flop Eduardo Herrera has claimed he was preparing to return to Scotland before finding out Liga MX side Puebla wanted to sign him – a move he called an “easy decision.”

The Mexican striker finally brought his Ibrox spell to an end when he joined Puebla earlier this week – and bizarrely thinks he had a shot at winning his place back in Steven Gerrard’s side.

Eduardo Herrera of Scottish club Rangers FC (R) vies for the ball with defender Rodrigao of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro during their Florida Cup soccer game at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 11, 2018. The Rangers won the game 1-0 with a second half goal by Josh Windass. / AFP PHOTO / Gregg Newton
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Gerrard had made it perfectly clear that the former international had no future with the Light Blues but was ready to return for the final five months of his contract and fight for a place.

“My loan spell with Necaxa finished and I had to report back to Rangers,” Herrera said, speaking to Mexican website Diario Cambio.

“I still had five months left of my contract there and I was preparing to return and try and get my place back.

“But there was a problem with work visas procedures and of course, they had a different manager and coaching staff from when I signed for them.

“While I was preparing to return to Scotland, I got told by Rangers that Puebla were interested in me.

“It was an easy decision to make and I accepted it with enthusiasm.”

Herrera arrived at Ibrox as one of Pedro Caixinha’s marquee signings but struggled to ever really get going at Ibrox before being shipped out on loan.

AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO - MAY 09: Eduardo Herrera of Necaxa gestures during the quarterfinals first leg math between Necaxa and Monterrey as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at Victoria Stadium on May 9, 2019 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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The striker mainly appeared from the bench before temporary spells with Santos Laguna and Necaxa over the last two years.

The chances of him having had any shot at forcing his way back into the side at Ibrox were non-existent and getting him off the wage bill was something fans had been expecting for a while.

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