Rangers flop Eduardo Herrera's loan spell goes from bad to worse

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Livingston on September 30, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland.

Rangers signed Eduardo Herrera for £1.5m in the summer of 2017 but he was a disaster in the Scottish Premiership before being loaned to Santos Laguna.

Eduardo Herrera of Rangers celebrates after he scores his teams third goal during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Eduardo Herrera will probably go down as one of the most disappointing signings in Rangers’ recent history.

The Mexican international striker moved to Ibrox from Pumas UNAM in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £1.5 million, but his time in Scotland is best described as forgettable. Herrera repaid his £20,000 a week wages with just two goals in 24 games, according to the Daily Record, and it was little surprise when he was farmed out on loan to Santos Laguna.

 

But the 29-year-old has continued to find goals hard to come by since returning to his homeland.

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Herrera has failed to score in nine games in all competitions for Santos and has now been left out of their match-day squad for the last four games. According to Transfermarkt, he is not even injured.

Eduardo Herrera of Santos looks on during the 1st round match between Santos Laguna and Lobos BUAP as part of the Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Torreon,...

While Rangers fans might be breathing a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that letting Herrera go was the right decision, it is worth remembering that the nine-time international is only on loan at Santos Laguna.

He will need to find form soon if Rangers are to recoup any of that £1.5 million investment.

Eduardo Herrera of Santos fits his socks during the 7th round match between Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul as part of the Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on August 26, 2018 in...

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