Osijek sporting director Alen Petrovic has rejoiced after re-signing Eros Grezda from Rangers, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
The 24-year-old’s disastrous Ibrox stint finally came to an end earlier this week, with his former club offering him an escape from Development level football at Rangers.
The Albanian international hasn’t played any first-team football since April, with his only tangible contribution of this season his brace for the Colts away at Solihull Moors in the Challenge Cup.
However, despite his time away from competitive football, Petrovic is delighted to have brought Grezda back, especially on the cheap.
“We sold Eros to Rangers for almost a record amount,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.”The fact we have been able to buy him back for a very nominal fee and a percentage clause of his sell-on fee is a fantastic piece of business for the club.
“I must thank Rangers. We have been negotiating with them and the player’s representatives for many months now and we are thrilled to have finally reached an agreement.”
There’s no doubt that Osijek are the big winners out of this.
Grezda had only been at the Croatian club for a season when Rangers stumped up a reported £2 million [Scottish Sun] to bring him to Glasgow, a fee they were clearly delighted to receive.
There were question marks over the player’s attitude during his time in Scotland, and he certainly didn’t offer much during his 17 appearances for the first team.
Yet, it’s easy to see why they’re excited to have him back. For all his failings with the Gers, it’s clear he has pace and trickery and at just 24, he’s still got plenty of time to fulfil his potential.
Osijek have already made a hefty profit on the winger, and, if they can get him back on the pitch and performing, they’ll be thinking of the potential for another sell-on fee down the line.