Rangers urged to sign £2.5m ex-Premiership rival who broke Ibrox hearts

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Rangers urged to sign £2.5m ex-Premiership rival who broke Ibrox hearts

Rangers have been urged to move for Australian winger Martin Boyle after the 29-year-old was relegated with current club Al-Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.

Better known amongst Rangers fans for his time at Hibernian, Boyle raked in £2.5m for the Easter Road side when he left the club in January.

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But things have not gone to plan in Saudi Arabia for the pacey Australian international and Al-Faisaly have now been dumped into the country’s second tier.

Now, ex-Oz and Rangers skipper Craig Moore has urged Rangers to consider a move for Martin Boyle with the Ibrox side knowing all about his qualities.

Boyle netted a first-half hat-trick in last season’s 3-1 League Cup defeat to Hibs and right-wing has been a problem position for the Ibrox side over the last few seasons.

Craig Moore tips Rangers to move for ex-Hibs star Martin Boyle

Former Ibrox stalwart Craig Moore reckons the Gers should make an “aggressive” move to sign the player, who was previously considered amongst the top players in the Scottish Premiership.

“I think Rangers are in a situation where they might be looking at a right winger in terms of strengthening the squad,” said Moore [GO Radio Football Show 28/06/22].

“Hagi is still injured, I know Wright and Sakala have played there but there are not natural winger types.

“Someone like Martin Boyle, who has proven himself, that for me would be very interesting and I’m sure Rangers will be monitoring the situation.

“I hope for Hibs sake that agreement is in black and white. Things can change in football, and Martin Boyle is someone who will have opportunities.

“I’d love to see Rangers be nice and aggressive and see what is possible with the Martin Boyle situation.

“He is a player who showed up against Rangers and caused them all sorts of problems.

“If there is any opportunity Rangers should be quite aggressive. They definitely need a right winger.”

26 Oct 1999: Craig Moore of Rangers celebrates scoring during the Champions League match against Valencia played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Valencia won the game 2-1. \ Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport

Al-Faisaly’s relegation comes after a final day 2-1 defeat to Al-Hílal which condemned Martin Boyle and his teammates to the Saudi second division.

Amid reports that this will lead to a pay-cut in the player’s a contract, and rumours linking Martin Boyle with a return to Hibs, according to the Daily Record the player himself has claimed he has no plans to leave Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, an imminent megabucks Premier League deal reportedly won’t have an impact on one club’s Ibrox pursuit.

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