'The board are looking at that' - Gerrard admits int'l could leave Rangers over the weekend
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Rangers considering loan offer for Eros Grezda following disciplinary action

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Eros Grezda could be on the verge of leaving the club, as quoted by the Scottish Herald.

The Scottish Sun reported earlier in the week that two Qatari clubs were interested in the winger’s services. Al Sadd and Al-Rayyan, both successful Qatar Stars League clubs, were named.

Playing club football would improve Grezda’s international chances.
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Grezda hasn’t played for Rangers since appearing as a substitute against Motherwell in April.

After a disappointing first season in which he notched just two goals and one assist [Transfermarkt], he was frozen out of first-team plans and sent to the Colts squad.

After several low-key Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup outings, he got himself in hot water after being accused of spitting at a Ballymena United player in the Young Gers’ Third Round win [Scottish Sun].

As well as providing an update on his future, the manager confirmed his player has been handed a financial penalty.

Rangers considering loan offer for winger

“We have had a loan enquiry for Grezda in the last couple of days,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scottish Herald. “The board are looking at that.”

“He has been disciplined and I am sure he will be getting a letter off the club pretty soon. I have told him face to face what we want to do in terms of that.

“The club write to him and then it’s up to him whether he accepts it or challenges it.”

Grezda has had precious little to celebrate during his time in Glasgow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

It makes sense that after a summer of failing to sell Grezda, the club would look to let him head out on loan, in order to lighten the wage bill.

The Albanian international has three years remaining on his Ibrox deal, but is firmly out of the boss’ plans with his recent actions compounding a woeful year-long stint in Glasgow.

It will be interesting to see whether or not the player accepts the financial penalty before this potential loan departure.

Surely the ideal scenario for all parties is that the disciplinary issue is resolved and a transfer goes through, before the Qatari deadline on Monday.

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