Should Rangers be disappointed if Wigan Athletic land Jamie Walker...for just £300,000?

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers already missed out on Louis Moult and now League One leaders Wigan Athletic are eyeing Jamie Walker.

Jamie Walker of Hearts scores his goal from the penalty spot  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic on August 7, 2016 in Glasgow, Edinburgh.

Jamie Walker could be on the move from Hearts at last in the January transfer window. But Wigan Athletic is looking a more likely destination than Rangers right now.

The Ibrox giants made a number of bids to sign Walker in the summer but Hearts stayed firm, refusing to sell last season’s 15-goal star for anything less than their £1 million asking price. According to The Mail, Rangers’ offer never went above £600,000.

But just a few months later, The Daily Star is reporting that Wigan are hoping to land the Scottish winger for as little as £300,000. And Rangers would be understandably frustrated if the League One leaders managed to strike such a bargain deal.

Jamie Walker of Hearts celebrates his goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic on August 7, 2016 in Glasgow, Edinburgh.

Obviously Hearts will not be able to demand top dollar for their talisman due to the fact his contract expires at the end of this season. But £300,000 would be quite the comedown from their seven-figure demands at the end of the summer transfer window.

The Sunday Post stated earlier this week that Rangers were still hoping to lure Walker to Ibrox in 2018 and wanted to tie the wideman down via a pre-contract agreement that would see him make the short trip from Tynecastle at the end of this season.

Jamie Walker of Heart of Midlothian controls the ball during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

But after Louis Moult made his cut-price move from Motherwell to Preston North End with his contract running down, Rangers could be stung in an almost identical situation with Walker.

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