With ongoing speculation linking us with a return for former Ger Kyle Lafferty, it’s being reported today that Rangers’ recent player plus cash offer has been rejected by Hearts.
We’ve been linked with the 30-year-old former player for the last number of weeks with it believed that manager Steven Gerrard still wishes to add at least one different type of striker to our ranks, and since the speculation surfaced a number of fans have been torn on a possible return for the Northern Ireland international but our latest gambit is a reported £200,000 offer plus former captain Lee Wallace.
Hearts appear to be steadfast at their £750,000 valuation even though he only has 12 months left on his contract.
Where the deal goes from here is anyone’s guess, and there remains some consternation about the manner of his departure back in 2012, but his eye for a goal is clear and he’s spoken himself about wishing he’d made a different decision back then, and how he wanted to return to Ibrox to make right a few wrongs.
750k for Lafferty? Nah, you're all right.
— We Welcome The Chase (@WWTC_pod) August 13, 2018
Rangers need a goal scorer not just alfredo
— shug (@hughmiller2) August 13, 2018
750K is what he’s worth, get it paid
— ryan turnbull23 (@ryantumbo15) August 13, 2018
Aren't we getting about £750,000 from the waggy sell on clause? Use that money for lafferty
— Andy (@andyhaigMMA) August 13, 2018
would rather have Armin Hodzic at least we can sell on for a profit????
— JD™ (@Blues1872) August 13, 2018
I’m seeing a lot saying lafferty is not worth 750k imo he is what he done to them yesterday is worth that alone. He’s had 4 appearances against the mhob and scored 4 he’s a big game player and will be a great addition to the squad. Also hearing strip release could be this week ????
— SMITHY ???????????????????????????????????? (@smithycrs92) August 13, 2018
I wouldn’t go over £1m for him, anything up to that amount would be sufficient. I’m still unsure about big Sadiq and I would feel more comfortable with Laff coming in rather than him.
— Andy ???? (@AndyRitchie12) August 13, 2018
Could not agree more. He is only 30FFS. Scores goals, hates them, scores against them in every match. We need Lafferty in our squad. If we go five at the back then Lafferty is perfect to play with Alfredo. Barisic and Tav crossing balls for these two is a wet dream.
— Ricky Forbes (@Ricky9Forbes) August 13, 2018
@laffk10 @RangersFC we just waisted 500k on a pointless court case it would be criminal if we didn’t sign Kyle Lafferty. We have been desperate for a big game goal scorer and at 750k the answer is staring us in the face!
— Martyn Lockhart (@Martyn_Lockhart) August 13, 2018
I'm one who said no to £750k for Lafferty and then just remembered we paid £1m for Murphy. ????????♂️
— R0LICA (@R0LICA) August 13, 2018
It would be interesting to know who else Gerrard is looking to bring in to this and other areas of the team. Lafferty certainly remains an interesting target but £750k is excessive considering what he’s done for Hearts and what he cost them.
— Gordon Watson ???????????????????????????????????? (@Gordon_Watson) August 13, 2018
If we are willing to pay £1.2m (or whatever it was) for Herrera then surely £500-750k for Lafferty is a snip.
— Ross Lawrence (@rosslawrence21) August 13, 2018
‘Kyle Lafferty is worth £750,000 because he has scored 4 goals against Celtic’
There really is some amount of nonsense on twitter. ????
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) August 13, 2018
I can see this one rumbling on until a final decision is made and we know whether or not he’s ours again. Undoubtedly we need at least another body in the front line that we know can score or at least bring others into play so we keep ourselves covered as the campaign ticks by – not least to rotate to let people freshen up.