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Report: Rangers do not have summer deal in place

Rangers do not have an option to buy clause inserted in their loan deal for Florian Kamberi.

Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers do not have an option to buy clause in their loan deal for Florian Kamberi, according to Football Insider.

The striker joined the Gers on transfer deadline day during the winter window in a loan deal, offering cover for injured forward Jermain Defoe.

Kamberi made the move from Rangers to Hibernian, while Greg Docherty went the other way, also on a temporary basis.

The 25-year-old striker has just one goal in his eight appearances since joining on loan, but did lead the line on a memorable evening for the Gers.

Kamberi played an important role in helping Steven Gerrard’s side clinch a place in the Europa League Round of 16, starting upfront in their 1-0 second leg victory over Braga.

While some supporters have called for the rangy forward to be given a permanent deal as cover for Rangers upfront, there is no indication so far to suggest that will be the case.

Neither Kamberi or Docherty have an option-to-buy clause inserted in their loan deals, meaning that if either club wanted to pursue a permanent deal that negotiations would re-open in the summer.

The Hibernian striker started the season with eight goals in 27 games, and offers an alternative option for Gerrard given his size and strength.

Rangers have yet to benefit from a more direct style of play when utilising Kamberi, but a permanent deal would mean that the 25-year-old would have more opportunities to showcase his abilities.

While the Gers have enjoyed success in Europe so far this season, their only realistic chance of silverware was ended by Hearts in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

The Ibrox club are currently 13 points off the pace in the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand, but have accepted the fact that the title race is over.

Rangers still need to focus on their Europa League campaign, but with thoughts also on how they can improve ahead of next season it may lead to a re-think regarding Kamberi’s future.

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