As quoted by the East Anglian Daily Times, former Rangers striker Joe Garner has lifted the lid on why he decided to leave the club and join Ipswich Town.
Garner didn’t have the best of seasons in a Rangers shirt after a big move from Preston North End last summer, scoring just 10 goals in all competitions and never really turning it on in the big matches.
With Pedro Caixinha coming in and looking to put his own stamp on the squad, it seemed inevitable that Garner would leave and those thoughts have been backed up by the striker’s reasons for leaving.
As quoted by the East Anglian Daily Times, Garner said:
I could have stayed at Rangers but a lot of new staff came in, with a lot of new foreign players from Mexico and Portugal, and once I heard of the opportunity here, I could not turn it down. I spoke to a few clubs, but once I spoke to the gaffer, this is where I wanted to come.
It’s interesting to hear the 29-year-old say he had to chance to stay at Ibrox. Given the speed and quality of players coming into Rangers this summer, you’d not have fancied him to get into the team anytime soon should he have decided to stay.
The Caixinha revolution and influx of foreign stars has given the club a lift and though that’s Garner’s primary reason for leaving Rangers this summer, we wouldn’t expect fans to be too disappointed with the way things are going.