Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias could exit Ibrox after he has been given permission to speak to another club.
Gerrard also confirmed that the club interested in the 31-year-old winger’s services are based in Turkey, with earlier reports suggesting Gençlerbirliği had a bid accepted [Ajansspor].
A popular figure at Ibrox, the news has been met with an understanding disappointment from supporters.

 


The news comes after the club’s Player of the Year for 2017 was left out of the side’s Europa League squad for the games with St. Joseph’s.
It was a considerable disappointment for Candeias even if he bounced back with a very well taken first-half double in the friendly with Marseille.
Steven Gerrard said the club “reluctantly” accepted the offer after an “adult conversation” between the two men.
It seems that Candeias wants to explore the possibility given his reduced role in this Rangers side.
Gerrard said that at Candeias’ age he wants “to be a regular starter as in every single game”.
It’s disappointing as the midfielder always gave his all at Ibrox, even if he sometimes lacked quality in crucial moments.

Despite scoring three goals in pre-season, Daniel Candeias could be about to exit Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A journeyman professional, old habits die hard for Candeias. Even if you really thought he’d found a home at Ibrox.
Should he finalise a move to Gençlerbirliği, it’ll be the player’s 14th club.
But the talk over Candeias’ future does show just how competitive the squad is getting at Ibrox. No one is guaranteed a place.

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