Grezda leaves Rangers after failing to make grade at Ibrox

The Albanian winger has returned to Osijek after 18 months in Glasgow.

Grezda leaves Rangers after failing to make grade at Ibrox SNS

Winger Eros Grezda has left Rangers to return to his previous club Osijek on a permanent deal.

The move brings to end a disappointing spell in Scotland for the 24-year-old, who had been frozen out of the first team squad at Ibrox.

Grezda moved to Rangers in the summer of 2018 in a £2m deal and made his debut in a 4-0 win over Dundee in September that year.

He failed to nail down a regular place in the side though, only making 16 more appearances.

He was given some game time with the club’s Colts team in the Challenge Cup but made no further appearances after being involved in a spitting incident against Ballymena.

Grezda follows Andy King through the exit door at Ibrox, with the experienced midfielder having returned to Leicester after his loan deal was cut short.

Glen Middleton has already returned to Rangers after ending his loan spell at Hibernian.

Rangers director of football Ross Wilson has said that the club expects to trim down the squad during the January transfer window but hasn’t ruled out bringing in new faces once players have left the squad.