With the club finalising the signing last week, Albania manager Alban Bushi has questioned Eros Grezda’s move to Rangers.
Grezda was one of the final pieces of the Steven Gerrard jigsaw over the summer. The winger was signed from NK Osijek, and followed Borna Barisic to Ibrox in recent times.
It’s expected that Grezda will provide real cover down the right flank. But Rangers fans won’t know what to really expect of him as of yet, as they’ve yet to see him in action.
Despite being part of Osijek’s squad when Gerrard’s men knocked them out of the Europa League, Grezda was injured.
Bushi seems to think highly of him, however. Yet, whilst praising the tricky winger, the Albanian manager believes that his talent could’ve moved onto a bigger club when speaking to the press.
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When you look at just how talented Grezda is, we all expected him to move to a bigger stage than at Rangers. He’s a player who can be world class. But I am sure he will be able to quickly prove himself at Rangers and knowing his qualities, he will make a big impact. He deserves a big transfer and I think he will do well in Scotland.
“A bigger stage”
Rangers fans should take the bigger stage comment with a pinch of salt. Being out of European football in recent years, the standing of the club will have fallen abroad.
Yet, signing the likes of Grezda and Barisic shows the appeal the club still has on foreign recruits. The Croatian left-back has been a revelation in his early days at Ibrox. Supporters will be hoping Grezda can follow suit.
Fans’ focus when looking at these comments should be on how highly regarded Grezda is. The winger has locked horns with the likes of Spain at international level, and isn’t as inexperienced as his 23-year-old age would suggest.
It remains to be seen if Grezda has the potential to be world class. Rangers have taken to tackling different markets in Europe this season, and excitement continues to grow.
Gerrard is rebuilding at a steady pace, and Grezda is just another part of it. Fans will be hoping to see their new man in action after the international break.
It’ll be a tough slog for the Albanian to get into the side. But at £1.8million you feel this is one of Gerrard’s main men.