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Hearts 11/8 favourites for ex-Rangers star but odds slashed on Hibs

| 26.06.2017

He’s a three-time league winner in Scotland, is Northern Ireland’s second-highest goalscorer of all time and has also played in the top-flight in England, Switzerland and Turkey. So it’s no surprise to see a host of clubs chasing Kyle Lafferty this summer.

Heart of Midlothian are currently 11/8 favourites to sign the former Rangers man this summer, but there’s been an exciting twist across the city, with Hibernian seeing their odds of signing Lafferty slashed from 11/1 to just 2/1 this afternoon.

The 31-year-old has struggled for game-time at Norwich City since joining the club in 2014, playing just 39 times for the Canaries. And the likelihood of first-team football at both of those sides would be a very tempting proposition for the Enniskillen native.

However, they could face competition from Rangers. Despite their odds of getting Lafferty drifting from 6/5 out to 6/1 over the past six weeks, we’re not ruling out a return for the player who described leaving Ibrox in 2012 as his “biggest mistake”.

The Gers are followed in the betting by Birmingham City (8/1), with the Northern Irishman having spent a brief loan period at St. Andrews in 2016.

And the betting is rounded out by a fellow EFL Championship outfit, Ipswich Town, with 10/1 on offer for the experienced hitman to anger Norwich fans by heading to their fierce rivals.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Kyle Lafferty – Club by end of Summer 2017 transfer window

Heart of Midlothian – 11/8

Hibernian – 2/1

Rangers – 6/1

Birmingham City – 8/1

Ipswich Town – 10/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.