Rangers reject Jerome Bonnissel last night signed a two-year deal with English Premiership outfit Fulham – and then blasted Ibrox boss Alex McLeish for discarding him “like an old paper handkerchief”.
The 30-year-old former Bordeaux defender, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Ibrox, impressed Fulham boss Chris Coleman during the Cottagers’ recent training camp in Austria.
Ironically, Bonnissel is now set for a quick return to Scotland when he makes his Fulham debut in their friendly against Livingston at Almondvale on Tuesday night.
And the Frenchman admitted he is still bitterly disappointed that he won’t be playing his football north of the border this season after claiming he had a verbal agreement to extend his six-month stay with Rangers.
He said: “I wanted to stay at Rangers, I had six great months in Scotland.
“And even today, Rangers are still looking for a left-back, so there was a problem.
“I don’t understand. I’ve shown at Montpellier, Deportivo, Bordeaux and Rangers that I’m good enough and I’m not 40 years old. I’m very sad. I’ve always given my best everywhere and look at the result.
“Players these days get thrown away like paper hankies, we are nothing.
“There was a great squad there, I made a lot of friends among the players and was all set to extend my contract.
“The management was in agreement and then in the end they changed their minds.
“Management don’t care. They buy you and sell you, buy you and sell you.”