Amid the circus that has been dragging through Rangers’ season, one of the most intriguing narratives to have emerged amongst the many conversations our punters have when propping up our bar has been the curious case of Bruno Alves.
The Portuguese arrived in Scotland over the course of the summer with a big reputation after a lengthy career around Europe’s top leagues, as well as winning Euro 2016 with his nation. However, the 36-year-old has struggled for both form and fitness in equal measure since moving from Cagliari during the summer, making only eight league appearance.
With Pedro Caixinha now gone, those in our bar wouldn’t be surprised to see him depart and reports from the Daily Mail indicate at the events that could mean that happen. As the Gers prepare for the January transfer window, the report claims Alves could seek to leave Ibrox if he believes his chances of going to the World Cup in January are under threat.
He’s understood to have interested parties over in the Middle East, to no one’s surprise.
It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Alves depart. If Rangers are going to get out of their current state, they need to get rid of the ageing, overpaid egos and push through developing talents such as Ross McCrorie.