First Team

Lafferty leaves Hearts

22nd August 2018

Kyle Lafferty moves to Rangers for an undisclosed fee

Hearts have agreed terms with Rangers for the transfer of Kyle Lafferty.

The Northern Ireland striker moves to the Ibrox side for an undisclosed fee after successfully completing a medical.

Kyle joined Hearts last summer and scored 20 goals in 48 appearances, and the club would like to thank him for his efforts whilst at Tynecastle.

Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk, owner and chairwoman Ann Budge said: “It is no secret that this has been a particularly difficult and drawn-out affair.

“While we have no desire to sell our players to other teams in the league, when a player has his mind fully set on moving, it is difficult to reach an alternative conclusion.

“The deal, when completed, will suit all parties and, importantly, will allow Craig to focus his efforts on finalising potential deals to add to his playing squad - having brought in 13 players already this summer - and preparing the team for their Ladbrokes Premiership match at Kilmarnock, where they will bid to go eight games unbeaten.

“It will also allow me to return my attentions to progressing the development of our new, multi-million pound Main Stand and improving the matchday experience for our supporters.”