Glasgow Rangers have been dealt a blow in the transfer window as a transfer target for whom they had made an offer has rejected the deal to go elsewhere.
According to The Scottish Sun, Florian Kamberi, who was on loan at the ‘Gers for part of last season, rejected a two-year deal from the Ibrox club and will instead sign for Swiss Super League side St Gallen, returning to the country of his birth.
Kamberi’s brief loan spell under Steven Gerrard didn’t go as he would have planned as he only played nine times in all competitions and only made the starting XI twice. During these appearances he picked up one goal and two assists, which shows that he never really excelled in his short time at the club.
However, at his parent club Hibernian, the £630,000-valued 25 year-old performed well, and it is understandable to see why the ‘Gers signed him on loan in the first place. He played in 84 games in all competitions for the Easter Road outfit, scoring 30 goals and picking up 13 assists, per Transfermarkt.
Despite Kamberi’s good record at Hibs, the ‘Gers have probably dodged a bullet here as he was not that successful whilst he was playing under Gerrard and there are probably better centre-forward options available. For example, reported Ibrox target Lyndon Dykes has scored 12 goals for Livingston in 34 appearances, per Transfermarkt.
At the end of the day, if Kamberi fancied a move elsewhere, then there is no point in the ‘Gers being disheartened and there is still a lot of time left in the transfer window for them to look elsewhere.
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