Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the new era at their football club following the appointment of Steven Gerrard as the new Gers manager last month.
The Liverpool legend was confirmed as Graeme Murty’s replacement back in May to take charge on June 1, yet the 38-year-old was busy prior to his start date in making signings he hopes can take the Light Blues to the next level next season. Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield have both joined on free transfers, Jamie Murphy’s loan move has been made permanent, Ovie Ejaria has joined on loan for the entirety of the campaign, and defender Nikola Katic has signed a four-year deal with the Scottish giants.
As such, there are many optimistic Rangers supporters in the Tavern at present, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by recent reports suggesting that Michael O’Halloran is on the verge of moving to Melbourne City.
And with the 27-year-old off imminently, fellow Light Blues flop Eduardo Herrera, valued at £810,000 by Transfermarkt, must now follow him out of Ibrox after a testing spell north of the border.
Ultimately, neither O’Halloran nor Herrera have made a meaningful impact during their respective spells at Rangers, to the point that the former was shipped out on loan to fellow Scottish side St Johnstone for the entirety of this campaign, for whom he scored five goals in 16 appearances.
And fellow forward Herrera is another who simply hasn’t had the desired effect following his move to Ibrox last summer, with former boss Pedro Caixinha bringing him to the Gers in a bid to bolster his flagging forward ranks.
But with just two goals in 24 appearances for the Light Blues this term, and having failed to feature in the Scottish Premiership in 2018, it’s clear that Herrera is very low down the pecking order at the club, and as such his future prospects look very bleak indeed.
Obviously, a new manager in Gerrard may have his own opinion of Herrera and as such may be willing to give him a chance, but given how ineffective he was going forward for the Light Blues this term, it’s difficult to see him remaining under the new management.
And while Gerrard has been busy bringing in players so far this summer, it’s just as important that he gets rid of deadwood and those simply not good enough to take Rangers forward – O’Halloran is one, and Herrera is certainly another.
And with the former seemingly off, 29-year-old Herrera must seek to follow him out the Ibrox exit door in the near future.
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