With reports breaking today that Pedro Caixinha scouted long-term target Jamie Walker last night during Hearts’ friendly with Newcastle, it is evident the Portuguese has not given up on the winger.
Reports are suggesting Rangers will return soon with a much-improved offer for the 24-year old attacker, with strong hints it may come close to matching what Hearts are asking for his signature.
Rangers’ previous £650k offer was rejected, but with the sale of Barrie McKay bringing funds in, the Scottish international requires to be replaced and the £1.5M Rangers received will go a long way to helping secure Walker and giving Pedro the clout to raise the offer.
Walker scored and seemingly won MOTM against Rafa’s men, and Caixinha has shown his interest remains alive – in truth his two Portuguese recruits in that position disappointed on their competitive debuts and Rangers need more ‘Rangers blood’, so to speak, so a high-quality Scottish Rangers-supporting alternative would be highly welcome.
This does spell doubts already over both Dalcio and Candieas, and would surely answer Ibrox Noise’s question of that third option in an attacking midfield three. Walker would be surely close to a first choice.
This is one we need to see happen. Get it done!