Rangeramerica no more: Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu seek new homes
As anticipated Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu will not be part of newco Rangers, the entity formerly known as Rangers FC, who will begin their lives in the third division of the SFL.
According to owner Charles Green, the pair would have considered staying on if they had dropped one league below but playing in the basement was always going to be a tough sell for the US internationals. Only Alejandro Bedoya, amongst the US trio seems to have committed himself to the newly reconstituted club.
So whither Bocanegra and Edu now?
The US captain has had experience playing in the Premiership (Fulham) and the Ligue (St Etienne/ Rennes), so he should have quite a few offers within Europe. Watford could come calling after Adrian Mariappa’s departure for Reading. Edu attracted interest from the Ligue last year, which could see him testing those waters again or the Eredivisie.
What about the other Rangers players? The firesale has seen Kyle Lafferty depart for Swiss side Sion, Steven Davis joined Southampton, goalie Allan McGregor is pursuing a Besiktas deal, Steve Naismith signed for Everton, and Jamie Ness is with Stoke City.