Rangers in talks to land £2m Eros Grezda as Gerrard’s 13th signing

Rangers are pushing to sign winger Eros Grezda from Osijek as Steven Gerrard’s 13th summer signing, according to The Daily Record.

What’s the word?

Rangers have enjoyed a fine start to life under Steven Gerrard as they remain unbeaten in their league campaign thus far but the Liverpool icon is still looking to strengthen his squad before the transfer window slams shut on Friday.

Gerrard has drafted in 12 new players so far this summer and is now looking to complete a deal for Osijek’s Albania winger Eros Grezda in a deal that is likely to be worth around £2m, The Daily Record reports.

Rangers are pushing for a deal to sign Grezda following the injury to Jamie Murphy that will leave him out of action until the end of the season and the clubs have begun discussions, with the Scottish side having already dealt with Osijek earlier this summer by bringing Borsa Barisic to Ibrox.

The six-cap Albania international only joined Osijek last summer but has permission to leave if an acceptable offer is tabled for the 23-year-old.

Worth a punt?

With Jamie Murphy’s lengthy injury absence leaving a void to fill in Rangers’ squad, Gerrard is right to seek additions in the transfer market and Grezda could stand as an impressive coup for the Scottish giants – and one that would not be too costly.

The 23-year-old did not play against Rangers in Europa League qualifying due to injury but caught the eye last season, scoring five goals in 26 league matches and adding another strike to his tally in his eight Europa League appearances.

Murphy, in comparison, scored four goals in the SPL for Rangers last season and the stats, therefore, suggest that Grezda could be a like for like replacement for the 29-year-old Scotland international and would strengthen Gerrard’s squad for the long term.