Rangers do not have a purchase option in forward Florian Kamberi’s loan deal from Hibernian and one of the main decisions in the summer will be whether to try and snap up the 25-year-old on a permanent basis.
Unlike with Ianis Hagi, where a £4m fee has been agreed, the Gers and Hibs would have to negotiate a transfer. An asking price of £1m has been reported and fans on Twitter have been debating what sort of fee the club should look to offer:
Worth a gamble yes.
— Hugh Menzies (@hughm01) March 24, 2020
Yes. We signed the likes of Hastie, Barker and Jones for showing far less promise.
— Ross tweets things (@ross_stoddart) March 24, 2020
£100k as a 3rd/4th choice striker.
— Linlithgow Loyal RSC (@LLNSRSC) March 24, 2020
Depends on the price
— h (@harryf57) March 24, 2020
Absolute no brainer on this one, I been a fan of him for years, this lad has a lot to his game always showing hunger, can hold the ball up well , not scared to run at defenders and knows where the goal is.
— Wallis (@Wallis819) March 24, 2020
Anything more than £100k is a no no
— JimiJimi (@JimJimiblu) March 24, 2020
To be fair he’s impressed me a lot more than I expected.
— USAbluenose 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Ohiobear1872) March 24, 2020
Good squad player/cover if he’s going cheap, bags of enthusiasm and effort.
— Squint Westwood 🐻 (@ShaysDa12) March 24, 2020
Would make a descent squad player at right. price
— Darren (@Darren82460470) March 24, 2020
100% sign him, hes proven he’s worth a gamble as a back up striker at the very least
— DMC (@DMcl87) March 25, 2020
Kamberi’s one goal and one assist in eight games doesn’t really tell the full story. The Albanian has been used as a substitute by manager Steven Gerrard on a regular basis, and he has made an impact on almost every occasion he has been called up.
Certainly, though, the Rangers’ backroom staff would have liked more time to assess whether the forward is a worthwhile purchase, but the suspension of the season due to the pandemic may mean they won’t get that opportunity.