Rangers FC have signed Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty on a two-year deal – the club confirmed on Wednesday.
Lafferty had been wanted by Steven Gerrard for a couple of months now and as the transfer window nearing an end, many believed that the deal would not go through.
But on Wednesday, Steven Gerrard revealed that both the clubs had finally agreed on a fee shortly after which the Light Blues officially announced the signing of the 30-year-old.
Now with Kyle Lafferty on board, the next obvious question that popped into everyone’s mind was, ‘How much did Rangers pay for Kyle Lafferty?’
Initially, the Light Blues had placed a bid of £200,000 for the striker which was immediately rejected by Hearts.
Reports suggested that Hearts were holding out for a fee of £750,000 and were not willing to take anything less.
While Rangers gave it a fair bit of thought but finally last week news was afloat that the Gers had agreed to meet Hearts’ demands.
And now when Kyle Lafferty has joined Rangers, many feel that the Ibrox outfit have indeed paid somewhere close to £750,000.
But according to Four Lads Had a Dream, the final transfer fee of Kyle Lafferty is around the region of £500,000 which includes all the add-ons.
Replying to a Hearts fan on Twitter FLHD commented: “Your going to be raging when you find out it was less than £500k which includes add-ons so not even full fee.”
Your going to be raging when you find out it was less than £500k which includes add ons so not even full fee 👍😂
Thanks for keeping him warm for us #laffertyishome 🔴⚪️🔵
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) August 22, 2018
Many felt that Rangers had given in to the demands of Hearts simply because the deal had taken so long to be completed.
But if Four Lads are right(which they mostly are) then getting Kyle Lafferty for £500k is an absolute steal.
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