Former Rangers winger Eros Grezda has described his time at Ibrox as the ‘best experience’ of his career.

The Gers signed Grezda from NK Osijek, where he had been a teammate of Borna Barisic, for a reported £2m in the summer of 2018.

Rangers flop Eros Grezda
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There were high hopes for the pacy Albania international, but he failed to make an impact.

He scored twice in a 7-1 home win over Motherwell in November 2018 but those were his only goals from just 17 first-team appearances.

The 26-year-old infamously missed a golden opportunity in a Europa League clash against Spartak Moscow and was disciplined by the club in September 2019 after an unsavoury incident in a Challenge Cup match against Ballymena United.

He continued to be frozen out of the first team until he was sold back to Osijek for an undisclosed fee in January 2020.

Grezda is generally accepted to be one of the most unsuccessful Rangers signings in recent years but he has fond memories of his time at Ibrox.

“My time in Glasgow I would like to describe like the best experience of my career so far, I’m still very proud to say that I’ve played in one of the biggest clubs in Europe,” he told Derek Clark of the Rangers Review. “I will never forget the feeling when I scored twice vs Motherwell in front of full house at Ibrox.”

“Unfortunately, I was unlucky with injuries which made my road at Rangers difficult but still thankful for all that time!

“I’m still a big fan of Rangers and I watch as much as I can their matches. I’m happy that last year they were champions and I hope they can repeat this year as well.”

Of course, it wasn’t just injuries that held Grezda back at Rangers, with disappointing performances and ill-discipline both also big factors.

However, fans tend to appreciate former players speaking highly of the club and it’s clear that he still created plenty of positive memories during his 18-month stint at Ibrox.

Grezda is currently on loan from Osijek at Hungarian top-flight club Zalaegerszegi TE and has scored one goal from five appearances so far this season [Transfermarkt].

Meanwhile, another former Rangers winger is reportedly being chased by five clubs less than six months after leaving Ibrox.

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