Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Lafferty aims to finish career at Rangers

Kyle Lafferty wants to sign a new contract with Rangers

Kyle Lafferty wants to sign a contract with Rangers that will see him stay at Ibrox for another 10 years.

The club is preparing to put a new deal on the table for the Northern Ireland striker and the 24-year-old wants to be around long enough to end his playing days in a Rangers shirt.

Initial talks between Rangers and Lafferty’s agent have taken place within the last few days and a new contract is likely to be agreed sooner rather than later.

“I’ve won three league titles and now we’re pushing strongly for a fourth. I’ve supported this club since I was a boy. I’m living the dream,” said Lafferty.

“I don’t see why I can’t finish my career here. It would be brilliant to play for Rangers long enough to get a testimonial.”

Gers boss Ally McCoist has already stated his intention to keep Lafferty — who was signed for £3.5m in 2008 — at Ibrox.

“I saw what the manager said about me staying here and it means a lot,” said Lafferty.

“He’s shown a lot of faith in me since taking over from Walter Smith and I’m doing everything I can to repay him.”

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