A fresh report has suggested that Blackpool boss Simon Grayson wants Rangers striker Ryan Hardie at Bloomfield Road.
According to the72.com, the English boss is targeting the Rangers Academy graduate heading into next season.
This would back-up an earlier suggestion from journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter, who claimed Hardie was wanted by the League One club over a fortnight ago.
Blackpool. Trying to close a deal for Rangers striker Ryan Hardie. Tall front man they want.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 1, 2019
This fresh report solidifies Blackpool’s interest and appears to show their continuing desire to bring Hardie down south.
Hardie has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Livingston, where the lanky 22-year-old forward has impressed for the Lions between injuries.
Such was his form at the Tony Macaroni Arena, Rangers rewarded Hardie with a new contract at the turn of the year.
Hardie would score seven goals in 16 Scottish Premiership games for the newly promoted side last season.
But after the player was absent from the first day of pre-season training it appeared he was surplus to requirements this season.
A move to Blackpool may well serve as a superb opportunity to reignite his career.
Not that talk over Hardie’s future hasn’t disappointed Rangers fans.
Hardie played 17 times in total for Rangers, scoring twice.