Rangers made a number of additions to their squad in the January transfer window as Ross Wilson went about improving Gio van Bronckhorst’s options at Ibrox.
The Gers signed Aaron Ramsey, James Sands, Mateusz Zukowski and Amad Diallo, whilst also securing a pre-contract deal for John Souttar to arrive in the summer.
At this moment in time, none of them are pulling up trees in Glasgow but they all have time to turn things around and have a huge part to play this season. However, some of them may flop and not last long in Scotland, as has been the case many times in the past with other players.
One dud the club had a nightmare with was Albanian wide man Eros Grezda, who they signed from NK Osijek whilst he was valued at £1.35m – by Transfermarkt – in the summer of 2018.
The winger was accused of spitting at Ballymena defender Andrew Burns whilst playing for the Gers in the Tunnock Cup and then-boss Steven Gerrard said: “Grezda has been told face-to-face what his situation is. He’s been advised to find a different challenge for himself and his representation is aware of that.
“We’re trying to be respectful and give him game time to keep his fitness levels up as there are still a few markets and windows open around the world that might suit him.
“However, if you behave in that manner you won’t represent this club any level. No one behaves like that and wears the Rangers shirt so there will be a disciplinary situation.”
Opposition manager David Jeffrey felt sympathy for the club over the incident, saying:
“I know the Rangers people were embarrassed by what happened and felt let down. For us, the matter is over.”
He was issued with a fine for his actions and was subsequently sold back to Osijek in the next transfer window before spending two years with the Croatian outfit and being released on a free in February of this year – signing for HNK Sibenik.
At the time of writing (21/03/22), Transfermarkt value him at a measly £225k. This is a whopping 83.3% decrease from the £1.35m he was valued at upon his arrival at Ibrox. The dud’s value has plummeted over the years and his particular transfer to Rangers is not one that the club will be looking back on with fond memories…