Rangers outcast Eros Grezda has fired back at Albania manager Edy Reja over “controversy” surrounding the winger’s international future – and has insisted that there’s been no contact from Reja or the Albanian FA.
Grezda walked out on an international squad earlier this year in unclear circumstances with the winger claiming he was injured and the Albanians saying he had personal issues.
Since then his Ibrox career has gone to ruin with the winger now a permanent part of Graeme Murty’s Colts squad, and with his international career looking to be headed the same way after being left out of a number of squads, Grezda has tried to put the record straight.
Reja had claimed that Grezda “could not accept” an invitation to join, the squad, but the Gers outcast insisted that wasn’t the case.
“For the sake of accuracy, I need to clarify the controversy surrounding my position in the squad,” Grezda said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I have received no invitation for the squads for the last two games from either the manager or the Albanian FA.
“I have been and always will be ready to represent my country and defend the Albanian colours.”
Grezda will likely feature when the Colts take on Wrexham at Ibrox in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup after scoring twice in the last round against Solihull Moors.
With Grezda ‘only’ playing for the Colts, a call-up to the international squad seems a bit of a stretch and this latest row won’t do his future prospects much good either.
Getting his Rangers future sorted should be paramount for Grezda and the sooner a decision is made over what is happening with him, the better for all involved.