Albania manager slams Eros Grezda as Rangers reportedly look to sell

New head coach of Albania National Football Team, Italian Edoardo Reja and President of Albanian Football Association Armand Duka (not seen) hold a press conference after attending singing...

Eros Grezda started just seven Scottish Premiership games during a forgettable season under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Eros Grezda of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Eros Grezda’s year has just got worse with the Rangers winger getting on the wrong side of new Albania coach Edy Reja, as reported by the Daily Record.

The 24-year-old endured a miserable debut season at Ibrox, having joined the club from NK Osijek for a hefty £2 million (BBC). He made just seven Scottish Premiership starts under Steven Gerrard and was barely anywhere to be seen as the campaign went on.

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And, with 2018/19 coming to an end, Grezda will surely have been hoping for some respite as he headed to join his Albania team-mates for the Euro 2020 qualifying clashes against Iceland and Moldova.

 

Instead, more questions have emerged with Grezda leaving the Albania squad, apparently for ‘personal reasons’.

And while refusing to shed light directly on the situation, new manager Reja made it clear that the Ibrox flop hadn’t exactly made the best first impression.

New head coach of Albania National Football Team, Italian Edoardo Reja and President of Albanian Football Association Armand Duka (not seen) hold a press conference after attending singing...

"Eros has made his decision and it's clear he's got some problems going on. Grezda is wrong on this matter. He needs to start taking responsibility for his actions," said the former Lazio coach.

The Daily Record adds that Rangers are ready to cash in on Grezda, just one year after he arrived in Scotland to join a club who are desperate to end Celtic’s domination of the domestic game.

But this latest issue won’t help Gerrard and co to find a buyer.

Eros Grezda of Rangers shoots at goal during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Spartak Moscow at Ibrox Stadium on October 25, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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