Offloading Eduardo Herrera and Fabio Cardoso this summer makes sense for Rangers

As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed he’s had conversations with Eduardo Herrera and Fabio Cardoso about their futures at the club, informing them their playing time will be hugely limited next season if they stay.

What’s the story?

The duo, who were both signed by managerial flop Pedro Caixinha, were not part of the squad that has travelled to Spain for pre-season training, leaving fans wondering what the situation with the pair was.

Steven Gerrard though has moved to clear it all up, revealing he has told both players they don’t have a playing future at the club.

As quoted by The Daily Record, Gerrard said:

I have had a conversation with both of them before we came and I told them that their game time would be very limited.

I had to have honest conversations with them and the idea I have is to always be respectful to players and give as much time as possible during the window where they can find different opportunities.

That is the type of manager I want to be, I want to look people in the eye and say ‘look, I don’t see a future for you, it is better if you speak to your representatives and find a team where you will play

Why is this beneficial to Rangers?

The amount of players Rangers have signed over the last few transfer windows is certainly more than the norm. From the Mark Warburton splurge after their promotion to the top-flight, to Pedro Caixinha’s ill-advised revolution, to Graeme Murty’s loan stop-gaps, Rangers fans have seen many come through the doors at Ibrox.

Herrera and Cardoso were two who, despite intended to be key for Caixinha, have never really convinced and shedding them from the wage bill can only be a positive for Rangers, who will use to resources to bring targets to the club that Steven Gerrard truly wants.