Date: 17th August 2018 at 8:08am
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Rangers are closing in on the signing of Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, potentially just days away from announcing his return to Ibrox six years after leaving, as reported by The Edinburgh Evening News.

The paper report that positive discussions have continued between the two clubs since an initial offer of £200,000 for the player was rejected by the Edinburgh side.

They also say the possibility of a move for Lee Wallace to Tynecastle as part of the deal is also on the table, although Hearts have yet to confirm if they will take up that option.

Signing Lafferty would give Steven Gerrard excellent depth in attack ahead of what is hopefully a long season in four different competitions home and abroas. After overcoming Maribor last night, fans are dreaming of a UEFA Europa League group stages, with just one round of qualifying left to make it.

The Northern Ireland international scored 19 goals for Hearts last season and also netted a peach against Celtic last week, highlighting his ability to performer at Scottish Premiership level.

Seeing Lee Wallace depart would also be a bonus considering he is barely needed anymore, with new signings Borna Barisic and Jon Flanagan both available in the left-back position.

Having already made 11 summer signings, the squad is pretty close to completion, with only the arrival of Lafferty, another defender and perhaps a midfielder left to bring through the doors before the end of August, in an ideal world.

Are you happy with the potential arrive of Kyle Lafferty? Let us know in the comments…

 

2 Replies to “Rangers days away from 12th summer signing, first-team exit also on cards”

  • Very pleased with the way things are going under Gerrard, but disappointed with the disrespect some fans are giving Andy Halliday. The man was given a job against Maribor and did it well, yet still fans want him out. Be careful what you wish for!!! The lad would throw his body on a tramline for Rangers!! Also those who said never sign McGregor back have just had egg on their face. So why not go for Lafferty? At today’s prices he is a pinch and has a proven pedigree and can handle the big games. There will be tough times ahead, but with Stevie G Leading from the front I think we will do well this season , looking where we have came from!!!

  • Really good news if Kyle signs in the next couple of days his experience and goals are so crucial to making the team even stronger.

    That said I would love Stevie G to sell Morelos for 7 to 8 million and then go out and buy the boy Dwight Gale from WBA

    He is a goal machine also Jordan Rhodes from Norwich two cracking strikers mentioned that would really help the

    Gers compete on all fronts.

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