Rangers striker Francisco Sandaza has been suspended by the club after he said he wanted to move from Ibrox during a hoax phone call.
Striker Francisco Sandaza has been suspended from Rangers while an investigation gets underway into a ‘hoax’ phone call the striker answered.
Sandaza received a call from a man claiming to be a football agent and then proceeded to tell the caller that he would be open to a move away from the Scottish club.
The forward also disclosed contract details in a recorded phone conversation that was subsequently passed onto the Glasgow team.
Sandaza did not take part in Rangers’ training session today and manager Ally McCiost has spoken to the player since the incident, but the club are revealing little.
“Francisco will not return to the club while the investigation is underway,” a statement on Rangers’ website read.
“Rangers regard this as an extremely serious issue but there will be no further comment until the inquiry, which could take a week, has been completed.”
Sandaza signed from St Johnstone in the summer and has scored twice in 18 appearances since his arrival at Ibrox.
The 28-year-old has also had spells with Dundee United and Brighton and Hove Albion, with his most prolific season coming in 2008/09 when he scored 10 goals for the Terrors.
The striker will of course not appear for Rangers until the investigation is complete.