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£200k bid turned down. 

 

Hearts have rejected a bid from Rangers for striker Kyle Lafferty, STV can reveal.

We understand the bid was £200,000, which falls substantially short of the Edinburgh club's valuation of the player, who is in the final year of his contract.

The Ibrox club are looking to bolster their attacking options and identified Lafferty as a target before making their approach on Thursday.

Rangers chairman Dave King told STV earlier this week that he anticipated two more new signings and with Kean Bryan expected to join from Manchester City, it appears that Lafferty was intended to be the final piece of the jigsaw. 

 

New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was frustrated by his side's lack of cutting edge in the Europa League tie against FK Shkupi and the addition of Lafferty would give him more options up front.

Roma forward Umar Sadiq has joined on loan and is working towards match fitness, with Alfredo Morelos scoring against Osijek on Thursday to make his claim for a starting spot. 

Lafferty played for Rangers between 2008 and 2012, enjoying the most successful spell of his career. Recruited from Burnley, he scored over 30 goals in the four-year spell and won three SPL titles and a Scottish Cup. 

 

Following the financial collapse at Ibrox in 2012, he exercised his right to become a free agent and then signed for Swiss side Sion That was followed by a season at Palermo where he won promotion and a move to Norwich where he failed to hold down a first team place and was loaned to Caykur Rizespor and then Birmingham City. Last summer, he was courted by both Hibs and Hearts before signing with the Tynecastle club on a two-year deal. The 30-year-old scored 12 goals in 35 games last season.

 

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Same old Rangers. You paid £3.5m for him last time - insulting to  both player and Hearts to offer £200k this time. We all know the next step is to wait for the "irresistable lure of RFC and ra peepul" to unsettle Lafferty and have him agitating for a move west...

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SuperstarSteve

Absolutely sell at no price! They can **** off until the end of time, hope the club put it to bed ASAP and don’t let it drag like the Walker scenario 

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Captain America

Another transfer window of this pish.

 

Walker last year now Laff. Wonder who is 2019 player to unsettle.

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Hopefully everyone notices that he's carrying a few knocks before it gets to Sunday and everyone loses their mind when he's not in the squad :mellow:

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letsalldothebeattie

What a bunch of comedians. 200k for one of the best and one of the top scorers of last season. Bloody cheek

 

Hopefully they look elsewhere now though. Don’t wanna lose the big man

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michael_bolton

So which ex-Rangers player will be in the papers tomorrow talking about how perfect a fit Lafferty will be for Steven Gerrard's squad?

 

I'm thinking someone like Kris Boyd.

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  • redm changed the title to Sevco bid for Lafferty

£200k is an absolute joke, but if people don't think his head will now be turned they are mental.  We shouldn't sell for less than £1m, anything else isn't worth it for us.

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Smith's right boot

£200,000

 

Cheeky *******s. 

 

Although, now he needs to sign an extension or go, can't have him hanging on waiting for a move. 

 

Shame, hopefully Lafferty comes out for us and signs an extension. 

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michael_bolton
1 minute ago, JimKongUno said:

They will be back tomorrow with an offer of £202k

 

Payable in 36 quarterly installments.

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Thought Police

If folk thought a Hearts fans like Walker was desperate for a move, can’t wait to see how badly lafferty tries to push this through

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I'm slightly fearful that the bid, which is primarily just to unsettle Lafferty, will have had its desired effect. 

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That's not even cheeky, thats an insane bid for him, i'm sure we'd tell them to bolt even if they were offering the 800k that they'll get from Waghorn's move

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Cartel is up and running. Celtic unsettle Hibs top player, Rangers unsettle ours. Same old same old. Last seasons carry on with the Aberdeen manager and Walker all over again.

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They should be giving that to every club as a mark of appreciation for being helped to get back to competing towards top of league. 

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Hope Levein tells them no sale at any price to them!!!

[email protected]@@ing hate those weegie tactics !!

 

if he wants to move on fine but under no circumstances to them !! He can go south for 1m plus...

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Absolute Scenes

That is utterly insulting. Mcginn for 2million, one of our best assets for 200k??! Utterly awful behaviour from that ticking timebomb of a club 

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Sevco embarrassing themselves again - scum of the earth. If Waghorn is reportedly worth £8 million, Lafferty is worth at least £10 million  !!!

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itsnomarooned

I don't think £200,000 is anywhere near enough and frankly I'd rather we didn't sell Rangers the steam off our pish ................ however, I guess a big factor here is what Lafferty himself wants to do.  Is it counter productive to keep hold of a player who doesn't want to stay?  If we ask him to sign an extension and he says yes then happy days, if he says no then I'd say the writing's on the wall.

 

30 goals in a four year spell there isn't exactly prolific.

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Midloth_Iain

Hearts had better play hardball on this one.

 

Even if Laff begs Anne / Craig to let him talk to them, they should tell him it aint happening without an up front amount of £ x

 

That £ x should be in region of £750k to £1.5 mil

 

Scummy mutant pricks - hate them ! :mad:

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Make no mistake about it, he is desperate to play for them.

 

 

Just predicting the Daily Ranger headline tomorrow.

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13 minutes ago, WeeChuck'sHeed said:

£200,000

 

Cheeky *******s. 

 

Although, now he needs to sign an extension or go, can't have him hanging on waiting for a move. 

 

Shame, hopefully Lafferty comes out for us and signs an extension. 

 

No chance.  In my opinion his heart is there already.

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