Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has been lauded by players and staff at Sarpsborg for an incredible financial gesture, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

The 32-year-old helped the Norwegian club maintain their top-flight status on a dramatic final day of fixtures last Sunday.

Lafferty played the full 90 minutes as his side did enough to stay up. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With a 0-0 draw at Lillestrom, Sarpsborg stayed up on goal difference, ensuring Lafferty secured a ‘substantial financial bonus’.

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Yet, rather than keeping it for himself which he’d have been perfectly entitled to do, he shared it with his teammates.

“It was a generous and kind contribution from Kyle,” said club captain Joachim Thomassen, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “But remember, he can afford it! Kyle has a slightly different CV than most people, but he’s a fantastic guy.”

 

Manager, Geir Bakke, added: “Yes, I’ve heard about this! But that’s Kyle for you – he’s crazy and wonderful.”

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Sarpsborg manager Geir Bakke sang Lafferty’s praises. (Photo by Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Lafferty has had his off-field issues over the years and admitted he didn’t work hard enough in training during his unsuccessful second stint at Rangers which ended in the summer [Daily Record].

By all accounts, though, he’s had a very positive impact on the playing squad at Sarpsborg – a fairly low-profile, unassuming Scandinavian club.

As his short-term deal expired at the conclusion of the Eliteserien campaign, the forward’s future is currently up in the air.

However, a source has told Rangers News that a contract extension could be on the way as a result of the clubs survival.

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