Hibs boss Jack Ross has given an update to the situation regarding Rangers loanee Florian Kamberi as the Easter Road club returned to training.
The Swiss/Albanian forward was in jovial spirits as he returned to his old teammates following a brief stint at Ibrox were the forward initially impressed.
But with talk of Kamberi being available for a knockdown £150k fee to Rangers, Jack Ross has cast doubts on whether the player will reporting for Hibs duty much longer.
“He’s trained with us from day one, and that’s probably it,” said Hibs boss Ross [Sky Sports].
“There’s continued dialogue to find a solution that suits both parties but at the moment, he’s training with the group.
“I don’t think I would ever be as blunt as that [to suggest Kamberi will leave]. From experience, football can move and shift in very different ways.
“At the moment, in terms of my planning for the season, I’m planning with the players who will absolutely be here and try to prepare as best I can for the opening game – especially as we start to move ever closer, hopefully, to friendly matches.”
Florian Kamberi described moving to Ibrox as a “dream move” back in January as the forward looked to stake his claim for a permanent deal.
Naturally, this angered the Hibs support and the forward isn’t exactly the most popular man in Leith heading into the new season.
“Ever since I came to Scotland it has been a dream for me to move to Rangers and it has happened today, so I am a very, very happy man,” said Kamberi [Rangers].
“For me, Ibrox is the best atmosphere I have ever played in.
“My second game for Hibs was against Rangers at Ibrox and after the game, I told my agent immediately my dream would be to play in this stadium in front of these fans as they are the best fans in the world – the support is massive.”
With the Easter Road club struggling financially and Kamberi one of the biggest earners, the prospect of a knockdown move for the former Swiss youth international is an interesting one for Gers fans.
Whilst Rangers have been credited with a return move for the striker, according to the Edinburgh Evening News bids are expected to come from across the UK and Europe as transfer windows open.