Hibernian manager Jack Ross has made it clear that Florian Kamberi is not part of his plans amid suggestions that the Swiss striker could make a return to Rangers, while speaking to Edinburgh Live.
It is fair to say the Scottish Premiership forward has unfinished business at Ibrox.
His loan spell at Rangers was brought to a premature end after just two months and six league games when the global health crisis hit in March.
But, according to Edinburgh Live, Kamberi will be offered the chance to revisit his Gers career with the Glasgow giants interested in securing another short-term deal for the 25-year-old.
The former Grasshoppers striker, however, would prefer a permanent move at this stage of his career.
With the Sun reporting that he is also a target for Middlesbrough, Huddersfield and a recently-relegated Norwich City side, perhaps he would be better off moving south of the border for the very first time.
While Kamberi’s destination remains unknown, one thing is for sure – he will not be wearing the green of Hibs when 2020/21 kicks off.
“He remains a Hibs player obviously because he’s contracted for another season but he’s not been part of our plans for pre-season or played in any games,” said former Sunderland at St Mirren coach Ross after a 3-1 friendly defeat to Celtic.
“He won’t be part of my plans for the season so we need to find a solution for both parties as soon as possible. The sooner that’s done, the better for Florian as a player and for us as a club.”
Norwich scored just once in their final ten Premier League games, with the once clinical Teemu Pukki looking bereft of any confidence in attack.
No wonder, then, that the Canaries are rivalling Rangers for Kamberi’s signature with an immediate return to the top flight in their sights.