Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has refuted reports that Ibrox flop Eros Grezda is set to sign for Ligue 1 side Brest in a £1.75million move – insisting the only bids the Gers have received haven’t met their demands.
Reports over the weekend claimed Grezda was on the brink of sealing his Ibrox exit but Gerrard admits that there have only been “two or three loan requests” for the Albanian.
After a few transfer missteps, Gerrard concedes that he and his staff have a better idea of what they need 12 months into the job.
“We’ve had two or three loan requests for Eros but they don’t satisfy what we are looking for at the moment,” Gerrard told the Daily Record.
“It’s only natural, 12 months on, to have a better feel for the challenges that are going to come your way.
“I know my staff are doing everything they can to learn from where we went wrong last season, where we misjudged. You hope your players are professional enough to do the same.”
Since arriving from NK Osijek, Grezda has only managed seven starts for the Gers, scoring twice, and it’s only a matter of time before he leaves Rangers.
The Albanian has failed to come close to living up to expectations and has had several questions raised about his mentality.
The winger withdrew from his country’s squad earlier this summer, leading to a row between the player and Albanian FA over the reason for his withdrawal.