According to a recent report from The Scottish Sun, Lee Wallace may be used in a deal to bring Kyle Lafferty to Rangers this month. The Gers have been strongly linked with a move for Hearts’ Lafferty for some time now and were thought to be closing in on a deal for the striker earlier in the week, but it now appears that current Light Blues left back Wallace may be used as part of a move to bring the Northern Irishman back to Ibrox.
And a potential swap deal involving the £900,000-rated striker (as per Transfermarkt) and 30-year-old Wallace would surely represent a great move by Steven Gerrard’s side.
Ultimately, left back Wallace hasn’t featured for the Scottish giants since September last year, with injuries one reason for his extended absence from the starting eleven, whilst the fact that he hasn’t made Gerrard’s first two matchday squads in the Scottish Premiership this season underlines that he remains some way away from the first team.
And having brought Borna Barisic in from NK Osijek on a permanent deal earlier this month, the writing has seemingly been on the wall for 30-year-old Wallace even if Declan John did leave the club at the end of the English window, and it seems that Hearts will be willing to take the defender as part of a possible deal for Lafferty.
And were that to play out in the final few weeks of the transfer window, it would represent great business by the Gers, as they would be getting rid of a player unlikely to challenge for the first team spots for one that will certainly add a great deal of depth and quality to their forward ranks.
Lafferty is no stranger to Rangers having spent four years at Ibrox between 2008 and 2012, in that time helping the club win three domestic league titles, netting 36 goals in 134 appearances in the process.
And having continued to produce the goods for Craig Levein’s Hearts since his move there back in 2017, bagging 19 goals in all competitions last term for the Edinburgh-based outfit, it’s clear that the Northern Ireland international retains genuine ability at top-flight level, and as such will undoubtedly be an asset to Gerrard’s Rangers this term.
In fact, Lafferty will almost certainly be a greater asset to the Gers than left back Wallace, which is why a potential swap deal involving the duo would be a great move by the Scottish giants.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!