It’s hard to imagine that Glasgow Rangers will not make a flimsy low offer for Hibs attacker Florian Kamberi, rather than let him move on to another team.
The Daily Record is reporting he could be available at the fire-sale price of only £150,000 to Rangers, but they also face competition from Hull City.
Kamberi spent the second half of last season on loan from Hibs and looks to have no future at Easter Road, due to his glee at joining the Glasgow giants.
He has just turned 25 and has represented Switzerland at U21 level, and is now part of the Albanian squad, so he’s certainly not a dud.
I think Steven Gerrard is watching closely how Kamberi is being treated by Hibernian, since returning from his decent short-term loan spell.
All Hibs fans were livid and despised him for saying great things about joining the Ibrox club, and that they would never forgive him.
The Swiss-born forward has been persona non grata in Edinburgh since those treacherous comments over a “dream” move to Rangers in January.
Will he be totally ostracised by the Easter Road staff, or will it just be the supporters who hate the Ibrox club with a vengeance?
Any transfer involving Kamberi could be paid in instalments and add-ons, as the COVID-19 shutdown has financially crippled so many clubs.
Hibs will be hoping to receive a reasonable amount for the versatile attacker, even although he only has one year left on his contract.
Rangers are rumoured to be interested in numerous strikers this summer, due to lingering doubts over the future of Alfredo Morelos.
In the last 2.5 seasons for Hibernian, Kamberi played in 67 Premier league ties and managed 20 goals.
He is a clever and tricky forward to play against, and he has a few tricks to his game, but he is certainly not a prolific goalscorer.
The Rangers fans have been delighted to see that Colombia’s Morelos has been praising his Glasgow club to the highest recently.
However, an additional attacking option at Ibrox such as Kamberi could be a shrewd move by Gerrard and the Gers hierarchy.