Rangers legend Colin Stein has delivered his seal of approval on the club re-signing striker Kyle Lafferty, as he feels the 30-year-old can ‘carry a threat’ for Steven Gerrard’s side, and relieve some of the pressure on Alfredo Morelos.
Lafferty, who netted the winner for Hearts against Celtic at the weekend, has been linked with a £750,000 return to Ibrox, six years after leaving the club to join Swiss outfit FC Sion.
In recent weeks the Northern Ireland international has been touted as a potential incoming at Ibrox, with Gerrard in the market for reinforcements in attack, with Morelos and Umar Sadiq the only out-and-out forwards available.
According to Stein, as reported by the Daily Record, a move for Lafferty makes real sense, and he believes if the opportunity presents itself to go back, one should always take it.
Referencing his own return to the club in 1975, the 71-year-old said: “I was arguably past my sell by date when I returned but when the chance comes up to go back then there’s only one answer.
“Ibrox is hard to leave but easy to go back to. In fairness it worked out pretty well for me personally and for the club. We won the league title and stopped Celtic winning 10 in a row.”
And Stein believes the addition of Lafferty would help one of Gerrard’s existing stars. He added: “I’m not sure how Gerrard sees him fitting in to the starting line-up but it could be he helps take some responsibility off Morelos. It might do him a bit of good having someone like Lafferty alongside him. We’ll see what happens but there’s no doubt he’d be a good addition.”
A deal for Lafferty is expected to be wrapped up with the next couple of days – this after the club were supposedly unsuccessful with a £200,000 bid last month.