With Hearts having booted out a £200,000 bid from the Ibrox club for their star-striker, it appears Rangers fans aren’t sure about Kyle Lafferty.
According to the Daily Record, a second bid is being prepped by Rangers for the Northern Irish international, who scored 12 league goals for the Jambos in his maiden season in Gorgie last term.
Lafferty infamously left the club after they went into liquidation in 2012, signing for Sion in Switzerland before having spells at Palermo, Norwich City, Caykur Rizespor, and Birmingham City.
The 30-year-old never really won over the Rangers supporters during his first spell at the club, with inconsistent performances frustrating a fan-base who felt the striker could offer so much more on his day.
And those mixed emotions about Lafferty seem to have transferred over to his potential signing, with supporters split about the acquisition of their former man on Twitter:
So Kyle Lafferty is being targeted by Rangers, a team from South Korea and a team from Azerbaijan? Tells you all you need to know.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) July 28, 2018
Fact is Kyle lafferty is a better player now then he was when we had him , and he’ll be a great addition to the team , make it happen Rangers 🔴⚪️🔵 #LetsGo
— 🃏Rab 🃏 (@robertmcnaught) July 27, 2018
Folk that don’t want Kyle Lafferty back at Rangers need to grow up.
Aye he left the way he didn’t want to go, but at least he never spoke bad about the club.
— Kevin Edward Grant Wakeham 🇺🇦 (@KEGW1995) July 27, 2018
Is it just me that remembers Lafferty only played well when his contract was up. He was bang average for most of the time. Maybe I’m missing something. Are we back to thinking he’s great cos he’s a Rangers man.
— SM (@smcintosh1982) July 28, 2018
Rangers could do with more experience, especially up front. I’m not against Lafferty because he’s the wrong side of thirty, it’s because, well, he’s just not that great is he?
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) July 27, 2018
Lafferty would be a solid 10-15 goals a season. No question. Better than no back up. Knows the league. I'm 70% on it.
Would prefer a never-heard-of lad from Slovenia who'll bang 25 in for a tenner though
— Foreign Rangers Fan (@kylEnsign) July 27, 2018
Gerrard remains in the market for a third striker, and ideally wouldn’t want to make a saga of the Lafferty deal.
Should he sign the Northern Irishman though, it’s clear he still has some strong supporters to oppose the doubters at Ibrox.