According to a recent report by the Daily Record, Premiership giants Rangers could acquire the signature of Hibernian striker Florian Kamberi at a bargain of a price in the upcoming transfer window. The report suggests that the Scottish side are willing to cash in on their man as they look to deal with the financial impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the footballing world. Although Hull City have reportedly submitted a couple of bids already, it has been claimed that they’ve both been knocked back.
With the report clarifying that Rangers could buy Florian Kamberi for cheap in the summer, the onus now falls onto the shoulders of Steven Gerrard to try and get this deal over the line. Having spent the second half of last season on loan at the Ibrox Stadium, Kamberi went on to make a decent enough impression, despite the presence of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe in the pecking order. A fee in the region of £150,000 is being touted by the report for the attacker’s services, with a couple of other English clubs and Polish side Lech Poznan also said to be keen.
What Did Florian Kamberi Achieve At Rangers This Season?
Currently back training with his Hibs teammates for pre-season, the Albanian international was brought in during the January window as Steven Gerrard looked to add some more firepower to his front-line. Having made the switch in the winter, the forward went on to make just six appearances across all competitions for the Ibrox club, which yielded a decent return of a goal and two assists. The forward looked rather promising whenever called upon by the Gers, and by no stretch of the imagination did he look out of place leading the line.
What Makes Florian Kamberi An Attractive Option For Rangers?
The 25-year-old has been around the Scottish game for the last three years, and would hence be a readymade starter for Rangers if required. The striker boasts excellent physical attributes, while his stature takes nothing away from his general mobility and energy levels either.
Dynamic in his playing style and a proper finisher in the final third, Kamberi would also offer something different for Gerrard to choose from upfront. Although the presence of players like Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos is likely to hinder with his playing time, the fact that he offers a different skill-set will be a boost.
Defoe and Morelos were often seen deployed as a front-two by Gerrard last season, and adding Kamberi to the mix regularly could be precisely what this Rangers team need. The aforementioned pair are both players with similar attributes – strikers who thrive off picking up strong positions inside the opposition box. Kamberi, on the other hand, is a much more involved goalscorer, in that he isn’t afraid to put himself about for the sake of the team. Standing at almost 1.9m tall, the Albanian would also offer a much bigger presence in the final third when attacking set-piece situations.
Rangers Could Buy Florian Kamberi For Cheap: Should Gerrard Reignite Their Interest?
The 25-year-old has been linked to the likes of Hull City in the Championship with good reason. He offers good attacking prowess, while also boasting the physical effectiveness required to make it in the Scottish top-flight. From a Rangers perspective, Kamberi could be brought in as a utility player that will be put into use when their plan A for a specific fixture doesn’t seem to be working. The Albanian is undoubtedly better suited to a more direct style of play and could prove to be an excellent alternative to the forwards that Gerrard currently has at his disposal at the Ibrox.
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