Reported Glasgow Rangers target Florian Kamberi has made a decision on his future, according to the Scottish Sun – and it doesn’t look good for the Ibrox club.
The Hibernian striker spent the second half of last season on loan with Steven Gerrard’s side and angered his parent club’s fans with his comments upon joining Rangers, claiming Ibrox was his “dream” move and calling Bears “the best fans in the world”.
Kamberi, 25, made nine appearances for Rangers, scoring once and claiming two assists, but with the Scottish Premiership season being suspended in March and ultimately curtailed, he eventually returned to Hibs.
According to the Scottish Sun, the Gers boss finally sanctioned a near six-figure move for the player, but although Kamberi was keen on a permanent Ibrox switch, he wasn’t prepared to accept the terms on offer.
The report adds that Kamberi is now bound for St Gallen, who will be in the Europa League next season after finishing runners-up in the Swiss League to Young Boys BSC.
While Kamberi’s kind comments about Rangers and the fans went down a treat with the Bears, you can understand why Hibs fans weren’t at all impressed by them, hence his parent club’s desire to offload him.
Despite his short stint at Ibrox, he earned some plaudits, with Ally McCoist saying after the 1-0 away win against Braga (BT Sport3, 7:10pm, 27 February): “I thought he was excellent.
“I would love to work with him in terms of running offside, he was frustrating me. He doesn’t need to go offside because he’s got the pace… he did a great job tonight. He got Rangers up the park. Created a couple of chances was a handful.”
However, this latest report, suggesting Kamberi was interested on joining Rangers but didn’t like the terms on offer, whilst also being on the verge of a move elsewhere, is concerning for the Ibrox fanbase, given the club’s need to bolster their attacking ranks.