Rangers are set to continue their pursuit of Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty heading into the new week, with outlets like The Daily Record reporting that a second bid is being considered.
The first offer on the table was said to be a £200,000 bid which, we can admit, was never never going to get the job done from a Hearts perspective.
If parting with more money isn’t an option though, the Tynecastle club could value him at a high six-figure fee for example, then there is a solution that would also see Steven Gerrard get rid of excess baggage in his first team squad – give them former captain Lee Wallace in a swap deal..
The Scottish Sun report that that is in fact an option being considered and committing to the transfer plan would surely see Hearts ready to do business.
The Edinburgh side signed Benjamin Garuccio this summer from Adelaide United this summer but don’t have another natural left-back in Craig Levein’s first-team squad so Wallace would be welcome.
The 30-year-old Scotland international has been a solid performer at Ibrox for years but after a bust-up with the Rangers hierarchy in the wake of the semi-final final defeat to Celtic at the end of last season, his career at the club is as good as over and letting him move to his former side on the cheap as part of the Lafferty deal would get him off the wage bill.
Gerrard already has adequate numbers in the position with Jon Flanagan arriving to provide competition for Declan John, who should be returning from injury sooner rather than later.
The stars appear to be aligning on this compromise being one that suits all parties.
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