Entering the last couple of weeks of the summer transfer window, Rangers target Kyle Lafferty has opened up on potentially making the switch to Ibrox from Hearts.
The Tynecastle striker made his return to Craig Levein’s starting eleven on Saturday, scoring a wonderful goal to help defeat Celtic 1-0 in Edinburgh.
It was the kind of impact that justifies Rangers’ interest in the Northern Ireland international, having already had bids rejected by the Jam Tarts for the player.
So far Lafferty hasn’t said anything about the potential move, but after his strike at the weekend had plenty to say on the matter.
As quoted by the BBC, the 30-year-old said:
What Hearts have done for me has been superb. Hopefully I’ve repaid them with the goals. All I’m focusing on is working hard in training and every weekend put a performance in and we’ll see where it takes me.
It’s nice to have teams like Rangers interested in me – I think everyone knows I’m a Rangers supporter – but obviously it’s up to the two clubs to work something out.
Today it’s all about Hearts and we’ve got three points and that’s what I’m focusing on.
The £900,000-rated forward has enjoyed his return to Scottish football since joining Hearts from Norwich City last summer, scoring 19 goals in the 2017/18 season.
Clearly he is intent on scoring plenty more this term after his goal against the Hoops. Bringing him to Ibrox for a few below £1m would be great business and something the club should be pursuing over the next few weeks.
As a different option and back-up to Alfredo Morelos, he could prove to be an excellent squad option.
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