By Danny Wright
Rangers have confirmed that striker Joe Garner has signed for Ipswich.
A statement on the Gers’ official club website on Friday evening announced that the 29-year-old has penned a “three year contract” with the English Championship club after an undisclosed fee was agreed.
Gers news site GotTheBattleFeverOn reported earlier this week that the former Nottingham Forest man was on his way to Portman Road after a bid of £500,000 was accepted by the Light Blues – £1million lower than what they paid Preston last summer.
Garner has been in less than impressive form in his one and only year in Glasgow.
He made 37 appearances across all competitions in Scotland, scoring ten goals and supplying three assists.
The first time Garner found the net in a league game for the Light Blues came in the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic last September.
The English Championship is a league that the striker certainly knows well, having made 133 appearances in the league during his career so far.
Football Insider Verdict
Garner has been pretty awful in his time at Ibrox and it will come as no surprise that Pedro Caixinha has looked to axe him at the first possible opportunity. The £1million loss on him will be pretty hard to take, because it means that he cost £100,000 per goal he scored – which is too high when you consider the form of veteran Kenny Miller. Ipswich might not know it yet but they too might be on for a poor deal. The standard that Garner has been playing at is no better than the Championship and the Tractor Boys should really be looking at attackers that could propel them towards promotion spots. Garner simply won’t do that and it’s perhaps a poor deal for both clubs.