As reported by The Scottish Sun, long-term Rangers target Jamie Walker could be on the verge of a Hearts exit after Craig Levein admitted he doesn’t know whether he’ll leave in January or at the end of the season.
Rangers were big admirers of the Hearts winger in the summer, making last ditch attempts on deadline day in August to bring him to Ibrox.
It seems inevitable he will leave the Edinburgh club when his contract runs out at the end of the season and Craig Levein has admitted he could sign a pre-contract with any club he likes currently.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Levein said:
Contracts end in May so Jamie has been eligible, or whatever you want to call it, to speak to clubs since the start of December. That’s just the way it is. We should be contacted by the club if he is speaking to anybody as a matter of courtesy but it doesn’t always happen. I don’t know what’s going to happen, whether he’ll leave in January or stay until the end of the season.
The player has had an unsettled season since all the speculation linking him to Rangers, but could he still play a role in Graeme Murty’s first team?
Last season the left sided winger was a huge force in Scottish football, scoring 15 goals and creating seven assists, an attacking contribution that was beyond most players at Ibrox.
This term has been more frustrating for him, with just two goals and one assist in 17 appearances. However, given all the drama surrounding a potential departure, a dip in form was natural.
Still just 24 years of age, he still has a big career ahead of him and could still make a big impact at Rangers, where they’ve been searching for a natural winger since the departure of Barrie McKay.
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