Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Rangers' Euro run is key to Kris deal

Ian Durrant admits Rangers may have to achieve a decent run in Europe before offering Kris Boyd a new deal.

The striker's contract expires at the end of the season and talks over an extension have yet to take place.

The impending closure of the transfer window means speculation over the 26-year-old's future has intensified. With 31 goals to his credit last term, it is no surprise that Boyd is reportedly attracting the interest of other clubs.

“It's purely financial now in terms of contracts,” said Durrant “There are a few factors. We need to see how far we go in Europe and what revenue we can bring in, as well as sponsorships. It's purely financial who comes and who stays.”

A proposed move to Birmingham in January collapsed when Boyd failed to agree personal terms after both clubs had agreed a fee. He has now been linked with Trabzonspor and Hertha Berlin.

Durrant said: “The hardest thing after Ally McCoist retired was getting a goalscorer. We had a few bit-part players but Kris Boyd can score goals. It's down to the finance people whether we can keep hold of him.”