Rangers Consider Move to Re-Sign Kris Boyd as Nikica Jelavic Edges Towards Ibrox Exit

Ibrox side keen on striker deal.

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Former Rangers manager Walter Smith thinks re-signing striker Kris Boyd will be a potential signing target now that he has left Eskisehirspor.

“I’m sure, if he’s available, he’ll come into their thoughts,” said Smith.

“He scored an awful lot of goals for Rangers and was a good player for Rangers over the years.

“He’s left because he was offered a better deal in England at the time and again in Turkey. He would be an obvious one to have a look at.”

The theory raised is that Boyd will be seen as a relatively cheap replacement for Nikica Jelavic should the Croatia striker be sold in January as no transfer fee for the Scot would be required after he left the Turks over a contract dispute.


For Walter Smith to come out and directly comment on the club’s interest in former striker Kris Boyd is tantamount to saying a move is on the cards and given the Scottish international’s previous record for Rangers one can hardly blame the SPL side for considering such a possibility.

The fact that the 28 year old’s contract has been cancelled greatly helps Boyd as he looks for a new club after five horrific months in Turkey where it it’s been reported the former Motherwell man was never paid by Eskisehirspor, which may explain their willingness to tear up the three year contract the striker signed back in July.

Boyd managed a very impressive return of 127 goals in 151 starts at Rangers.

Talk of a Nikica Jelavic departure will of course increase significantly if Kris Boyd does return to Glasow.

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