Hopes are high for Eros Grezda at Rangers

Despite high praise from national boss Christian Panucci and journalists tipping him to be worth £20m one day, new Rangers signing Eros Grezda isn’t fazed at all by the hype ahead of his potential debut, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

What’s the story?

Grezda has yet to kick a ball in Rangers colours, having missed the majority of the summer due to injury, but the new signing from Croatian side Osijek is thought to have the potential to seriously help out the Gers’ attacking output.

Albania boss and AC Milan legend Panucci has previously hailed him as a key member of his squad and an Albanian journalist was recently in the Scottish press claiming he could be worth big sums of money in just a couple of years time.

The winger is taking all of that in his stride though, ahead of a potential cameo against Dundee later today.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Grezda said:

I wouldn’t say that’s a pressure because I know my potential. I believe in myself and once I get 100 per cent fit I think everything is possible.

What can the fans expect? A player who always gives 100 per cent and wants to win no matter who we play.

I play winger, so my job is to assist. I love being close to the goal. And I’m fast.

I am at 70 or 80 per cent so I could be ready for a couple of minutes.

That he is pretty close to making his Rangers bow is good news, with Gerrard needing to find a settled side that can rapidly pick up points and challenge at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Can Grezda make an impact?

Grezda scored eight goals last term for Osijek, also contributing three assists in 37 appearances.

That’s a solid attacking performance across a season but Rangers fans will be hoping he can add real creativity to the Gers’ final third and perhaps a bigger offer a bigger direct goal contribution.

With Jamie Murphy out for the season and Josh Windass moving elsewhere, the Ibrox side really need someone to step up and all eyes will be on the Albanian international when he does finally make his first start for the club.