Divisive former Rangers striker set for surprise Romanian switch - report
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Divisive former Rangers striker set for surprise Romanian switch - report

Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is set for a surprise move to Romania, according to reports, as his nomadic career takes another odd twist.

Lafferty has had stints in Switzerland, Italy, Turkey and Norway in addition to a host of British clubs and is close to a move to Sepsi [Prosport].

Lafferty in action for Reggina (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

The Northern Irish striker’s most recent club was Reggina in Italy and the 33-year-old was linked with a return to Scotland last month with Hamilton and Dundee.

After returning to Ibrox in 2018 for a second spell at the club, Lafferty was let go 12 months later after a disappointing stint under Steven Gerrard.

Shortly after leaving Rangers second time around, Lafferty joined Norwegian club Sarspborg 08, helping them avoid Eliteserien relegation, before a brief stint at Sunderland in 2020.

A return to Italian football with Reggina followed and he looked to have some long-term security after signing a two-year deal with the Serie B side.

Eleven appearances later it was all over for him though and after a few months without a club, Lafferty looks set to make his comeback in the former Communist nation.

Lafferty celebrates winning the title in 2009 (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Sepsi are chasing a European spot for next season and sit nine points behind third-place Universitatea Craiova, with a game in hand – and hope Lafferty can help stamp their passport.

Rangers have already signed one midfielder heading into next season, with the Gers securing a pre-contract deal for a 21-year-old currently plying his trade in the Championship.