Rangers fans are split on Kyle Lafferty’s value, after Hearts slapped a £750,ooo price tag on the front-man.
After going in with a player plus cash offer, Rangers saw their bid knocked back. That player was Lee Wallace, but the Jambos still refused to budge despite being offered their former captain.
Steven Gerrard is still in the hunt for a third striker. Only Alfredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq are the viable forward options, and a third would be ideal. Morelos has started the season extremely well, but Gerrard wants another in there to help share the goal burden.
Lafferty would bring strong Premiership pedigree to the Gers, yet the Rangers support remain divided on how much they should shell out for their former man.
Here’s a look at what supporters had to say about the news on Twitter:
750k for Lafferty? Nah, you're all right.
— We Welcome The Chase (@WWTC_pod) August 13, 2018
I’m seeing a lot saying lafferty is not worth 750k imo he is what he done to them yesterday is worth that alone. He’s had 4 appearances against the mhob and scored 4 he’s a big game player and will be a great addition to the squad. Also hearing strip release could be this week 👀
— SMITHY 🇬🇧🏴 (@smithycrs92) August 13, 2018
@laffk10 @RangersFC we just waisted 500k on a pointless court case it would be criminal if we didn’t sign Kyle Lafferty. We have been desperate for a big game goal scorer and at 750k the answer is staring us in the face!
— Martyn Lockhart (@Martyn_Lockhart) August 13, 2018
I'm one who said no to £750k for Lafferty and then just remembered we paid £1m for Murphy. 🤦🏻♂️
— R0LICA (@R0LICA) August 13, 2018
It would be interesting to know who else Gerrard is looking to bring in to this and other areas of the team. Lafferty certainly remains an interesting target but £750k is excessive considering what he’s done for Hearts and what he cost them.
— Gordon Watson 🏴🇳🇿 (@Gordon_Watson) August 13, 2018
If we are willing to pay £1.2m (or whatever it was) for Herrera then surely £500-750k for Lafferty is a snip.
— Ross Lawrence (@rosslawrence21) August 13, 2018
Above 500k and the value is gone from this deal. We should move heaven and earth to sign some players, kyle lafferty is not one of them. A good player but only if the price is right
— Ross Bennett (@RossBenn1) August 13, 2018
‘Kyle Lafferty is worth £750,000 because he has scored 4 goals against Celtic’
There really is some amount of nonsense on twitter. 😂
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) August 13, 2018
Lafferty will score plenty of goals in this Rangers team including against Celtic. Tell me how that is not worth £1 million?
— Martin (@Martin71345995) August 13, 2018
It’s clear supporters still aren’t convinced about signing up the Northern Irish international. However, there is no doubt that Lafferty would add goals to this Rangers team.
If Gerrard feels he is worth the required £750k, then it would no doubt be enough for fans to hop on board. The deal is still a long way from being complete however.