Friday, 3 August 2018

Anti-Rangers headlines? What SPL chief REALLY said...

Craig Levein made headlines last night for calling Rangers ‘penny pinchers’ but what the headlines ignored was that it was a compliment.

The Hearts boss is in negotiations with Rangers over the sale of Kyle Lafferty, and admits Rangers are trying to get Lafferty on the cheap, which created all sorts of anti-Rangers headlines as usual, but the Tynecastle chief said it was perfectly normal and the sort of thing he does himself.

He said to the Daily Record:

“I have no problem with clubs trying to penny pinch players. I do it myself. I think that’s part of business of course and I don’t want to talk about how anyone else does their business.”

A fair, reasonable and sensible comment – why pay more when you can get for less. Whether Hearts are willing to sell for ‘buttons’ is another matter though, and Rangers may have to stump up a little more to get their man.

There has been talk of left back and former club captain Lee Wallace being used as a makeweight, with speculation linking Lee Hodson to that role as well, but as yet there is no further movement.

Except the arrival of a new pint-sized Lafferty. Congratulations to mother and father, incidentally.
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