SWISS striker Florian Kamberi has agreed a loan switch to Rangers from Hibs for the remainder of the season, as Scotzine forecast yesterday.

Steven Gerrard got the deal over the line before the midnight transfer deadline in a move that sees Ibrox midfielder Greg Docherty go to Easter Road.

The Govan gaffer had been searching for a striker after Jermain Defoe was stretchered off with a groin injury during the 2-0 win over Ross County in midweek. The title challengers, who face Aberdeen in Glasgow this afternoon, only had 28-goal Alfredo Morelos as an alternative attack-leader.

Gerrard was aware he urgently required back-up for the controversial Colombian who is also struggling with a similar injury.

Kamberi, speaking to Rangers TV, said: “I am very excited. Ever since I came to Scotland, it has been a dream for me to move to Rangers and it has happened today, so I am a very happy man.

“For me, Ibrox is the best atmosphere I have ever played in. My second game for Hibs was against Rangers at Ibrox and after the game, I told my agent immediately my dream would be to play in this stadium in front of these fans as they are the best fans in the world – the support is massive.”

Kamberi joined Hibs on loan from Grasshoppers in January 2018 before sealing a permanent move six months later. He has scored 30 goals in 84 appearances during his time at Easter Road.

Gerrard added: “We’re happy to have concluded the deal for Florian and we welcome him to Rangers.

“We’ve watched him for some time and know what he can bring to the group. He is a hardworking, goalscoring attacker, who we believe will be able to contribute in a positive way to what we want to achieve this season.”



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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