Following the flurry of incomings that Rangers have experienced over the course of recent weeks, the rumour mill is suggesting that the Gers’ focus is being diverted towards potential outgoings, and it appears that some of Pedro Caixinha’s signings are destined to leave Ibrox.
As the Daily Record reports, Steven Gerrard has informed Eduardo Herrera and Fabio Cardoso that their involvement will be limited at Ibrox if they choose to stay this season. Both players were signed during Caixinha’s tenure as the Gers manager, yet both failed to impress or make a meaningful impression when given opportunities to display their worth.
Cardoso, in particular, was a disappointment for Rangers supporters, and the 24-year-old had only managed to amass 16 appearances for the Gers last season. The Portuguese defender made the switch to Scotland following three decent seasons in the Liga Nos in his home country, yet the defender failed to fulfil his potential in the iconic blue shirt.
Cardoso’s failure to impress at Rangers is a genuine shame, because, on paper, the defender appeared to be a suitable candidate to help augment the Gers’ defence. The 24-year-old provides adaptability as he can play at centre-back or deputise at left-back when required. In a sense, he’s regarded as a traditional defender, a player who’s willing to clear his lines when necessary and has the sensibility and the awareness to adopt a cautious approach to his defensive work.
He is also a threat when attacking set-pieces, but the defender failed to illustrate that quality sufficiently during last term – he was unable to score a single goal.
However, his tackling abilities require attention and typically, as a traditional centre-half, he doesn’t flaunt the best passing ability. Rangers shouldn’t be too concerned if he leaves the club in the summer window.
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