Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to bolster his attacking ranks with the signature of Kyle Lafferty after the forward completed a medical, as reported by reliable journalist Bill Young.
Gerrard’s reign at Rangers has started positively but he is still seeking depth in key areas before the Scottish transfer window slams shut at the end of the month – and Kyle Lafferty looks set to be the next man through the door.
Bill Young stated on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday evening that a medical bringing the 30-year-old back to the club from Hearts was completed, putting a deal on the verge of being finalised in the coming days.
An earlier hold up in negotiations is said to be down to the fact that Hearts were keen on Lee Hodson, who moved on loan to St. Mirren, but Rangers have been frantically pushing to get a deal over the line before Thursday’s Europa League play-off tie against FC UFA.
Steven Gerrard and Rangers fans will be thrilled with the performances of Alfredo Morelos, who scored a hat-trick against Kilmarnock at the weekend, but depth is needed in the squad due to the club’s plans in Europe.
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Lafferty can provide that and will also hand a major boost to the squad in other aspects due to the 30-year-old’s history in Glasgow, leaving in 2012 after the financial woes that saw Rangers have to start from scratch in the lower tiers in Scotland.
Boasting a wealth of international experience with Northern Ireland, Lafferty could prove to be a real ace in Steven Gerrard’s deck for the forthcoming campaign.