Report: Rangers set for £700,000 windfall as Middlesbrough close in on £7m Martyn Waghorn transfer

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The former Rangers striker is set to deliver a boost to Steven Gerrard's side, despite having left Ibrox a year ago.

Martyn Waghorn of Rangers celebrates after he scores from the penalty spot during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4,...

Rangers are set to receive a surprise windfall with Middlesbrough closing in on a deal to sign the former Ibrox forward Martyn Waghorn, ahead of Derby County and Sheffield United, according to the Sun.

The newspaper reports that Rangers stand to bank around 10 per cent of Waghorn's £7 million transfer fee, due to a clause inserted into the £200,000 deal that took him to Ipswich Town a year ago.

 

And that should come as a welcome boost to Steven Gerrard's side, who terminated the contract of last summer's £1.3 million signing Fabio Cardoso on Monday.

Middlesbrough's move for Waghorn is said to be fuelled by the imminent transfer of Patrick Bamford to Leeds United, who turned to the Boro striker after failing to agree personal terms with Derby's Matej Vydra.

Patrick Bamford of Middlesborough arrives prior to the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Accrington Stanley at Riverside Stadium on January 28, 2017 in...

And Waghorn's transfer fee is rumoured to be worth a similar amount to that of Bamford, who spent 18 months on loan to Derby before he arrived at Middlesbrough.

Where Derby and Sheffield United will turn in search of alternatives to the 28-year-old remains to be seen, although any Rams pursuit is likely to hinge on Vydra's sale.

6th May 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal for 1-0 in the 18th minute

Rangers, meanwhile, are being strongly linked with a move for another ex-Ibrox striker, Kyle Lafferty.

To whom should Derby County and Sheffield United turn if they miss out on the former Rangers forward to Middlesbrough?

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