Rangers sign Hibernian forward on loan after Jermain Defoe injury

Rangers have signed Hibernian striker Florian Kamberi on a loan deal after Jermain Defoe ruled himself out with a calf injury, as per BBC Sports.

The Ibrox manager conceded the Albania international had been on his radar for a while and backed the player to do well for the team this season.

The Liverpool legend wanted to add a new striker before the transfer deadline because he was left with only one quality centre-forward in the form of Alfredo Morelos after Defoe’s injury.

Kamberi expressed his feelings later by saying that he considers himself “very, very happy” and that the move was a “dream” for him.

“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, very happy man,” he said.

“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.”

When Hibs manager Jack Ross was sought for his comments on the striker’s move, he said he was surprised that his player’s dream was to play for Rangers.

“It would be [a surprise],” said Ross. “He and I never discussed what his dream scenario would be.”

The talented forward has racked up 65 appearances and scored 20 goals for the Hibs’ first team in two spells after joining them in 2018 from Grasshoppers.

Elsewhere, the title challengers have moved Greg Docherty to Easter Road for the rest of the season to make this deal possible. The 23-year-old midfielder has been enduring a tough time at Rangers since his return from Shrewsbury Town last season, managing only five appearances to his name.

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