Fermanagh Man Returns to Glasgow on Two-Year Deal!!!
Kyle Lafferty can once again call himself a Glasgow Rangers player!
Prolonged negotiations between The Gers and Hearts had seemed to have stalled last week, when it looked like disparity in the two clubs’ valuation of the player would result in Steven Gerrard looking to other attacking reinforcements.
But Lafferty, who came off the bench in the Edinburgh side’s victory over Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup at the weekend, made his intentions clear to the Hearts board and management in recent days and returns to the fifty-four times Scottish champions having donned the famous blue jersey between 2008 and 2012.
Despite winning three league titles, two Scottish League Cups, and a Scottish Cup during his first stint, Lafferty was one of the first to pack his bags when the Teddy Bears were demoted to League 2 in the wake of the clubs liquidation in June 2012.
The Enniskillen native was Hearts’ top scorer in the Scottish Premiership last season, bagging thirteen goals, having moved permanently from Norwich City prior to the 2017/18 campaign.
Bursting on to the scene at Burnley as a youth, Lafferty has represented clubs both north and south of the Scottish border, as well as spells in Switzerland, Italy and Turkey.
He has represented Northern Ireland on sixty-seven occasions, last turning out for Michael O’Neill’s side in the 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifying Play-Off tie, at Windsor Park in November.