RANGERS winger Eros Grezda will NOT be joining his Ibrox team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Portugal next week.

The Albanian attacker mysteriously withdrew from international duty ahead of his country’s Euro 2020 qualifiers earlier this month.

The 24-year-old wideman issued a notice of clarification after his nation’s FA claimed he had pulled out due to “personal reasons”. But Grezda insisted he was injured.

Now his representative, Ives Cakarun, has revealed he will not be meeting up with Steven Gerrard and his players in the Algarve.

“He is still with Rangers but at the moment – because he was with the national squad and there was some problems last week – he will not be in the squad,” Cakarun said.

Grezda cost £2million when he arrived from Croatian outfit Osijek last summer, but the forward has struggled and made just seven starts.

Cakarun admitted last month Grezda was set for showdown talks with Gerrard on his future, but says there have been no fresh developments.

He added: “We’ve spoken to the club and at the moment he is still part of Rangers.

“Let’s see what happens in the window, but at the moment there is no news.”

Meanwhile, Gerrard is moving closer to making further additions to his squad. According to Sky Sports, he has agreed a fee with Oldham for defender George Edmundson.

Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo moved to Ibrox on a season-long loan earlier this week, while Gers have also completed deals for Greg Stewart, Jordan Jones, Jake Hastie and Steven Davis.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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