As we brought you earlier this week, Rangers are/were set to make a final bid to seize for Hearts’ Jamie Walker, but according to the latest information Rangers are officially likely to lose out on their man due to the Tynecastle side’s abject refusal to lower their asking price from £1,000,000.
Pedro Caixinha and Mark Allen are thought to have bid around £700,000 but Craig Levein and Ann Budge will not … budge (sorry!) from their position of demanding that seven-figure sum for a player considered their star asset.
Supporters may wonder why Rangers will not increase by a decimal place to secure Walker given the outlay of £2M+ on Carlos Pena and the like; Walker is out of contract next summer and with one season left on his deal £1M is considered too hefty – hence fans may have to tolerate signing him on a pre-contract in January, if we are still interested by then.
Rangers lack depth on the wings, with only Candeias for the right, and Windass and Kranjcar for the left. Recent signing Aaron Nemane is mooted as ‘one for the future’, so Rangers would be keen to get Walker now.
But not at the current asking price.