The Lowdown: Itten’s disappointing spell at Rangers
Having failed to make an impression in Glasgow, the Swiss marksman was sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit Greuther Furth at the beginning of the season, before being recalled in January.
It was expected that the striker was to receive first-team action under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but after getting just 130 minutes of Premiership football, it has been revealed that a so-called mystery bug prevented him from playing more.
The Latest: Itten set to leave Rangers
According to a report in the Glasgow Times, Itten is on the brink of completing a £1.55m move to Swiss side Young Boys. After an unsuccessful two-year stint in Scotland, the 25-year-old is said to be keen to return home to his native Switzerland.
The striker is set to sign a four-year deal with the Bern club, with Young Boys sporting director Christoph Spycher refusing to deny interest in the former St Gallen man when he was quizzed about him last week.
The Verdict: Didn’t work out
Whilst Itten’s spell with Rangers clearly didn’t go as he would have hoped, Light Blues captain James Tavernier has still been full of praise for his team-mate.
After one game against Kilmarnock, the skipper claimed: “Cedric did a brilliant job for us today. He’s been on the sidelines watching, he’s been seeing, obviously, Kemar [Roofe] get the headlines, Alfredo [Morelos] get the headlines and credit to himself – he’s a great professional.”
Rangers fans might not be heartbroken at Itten’s prospective departure, and the move may be viewed as a positive decision for all parties involved, given the acceptance that his tenure with the club just didn’t work out the way that he or the Ibrox hierarchy would have initially hoped.
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