'Not been at my best' - 24-year-old makes admission after reported Ibrox transfer saga
Hearts winger Jamie Walker has admitted that dealing with speculation linking him with a move to Rangers was “tough” – but thinks he is finding his best form again.
The Ibrox club were widely reported to have made several bids for the winger in the summer transfer window but couldn’t get a move over the line as they failed to meet Hearts’ valuation of the 24-year-old.
Walker is out of contract in the summer an could still find himself moving to Ibrox before too long if whoever takes the vacant manager’s role at Ibrox thinks the Jambos star will improve his squad.
The boyhood Rangers fan admitted it was hard dealing with the tranfser saga before seeing his move to Ibrox fall apart on deadline day.
“Hopefully that’s me finding my best form again,” Walker said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It’s been a tough four or five months for me, I’ve not been at my best.
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“But last week I was excellent and on Saturday I managed to put in another good performance.
“I’m delighted and hopefully I can keep it going.”
Walker has made 16 appearances for Hearts this season, scoring twice, after being dropped earlier in the campaign as the speculation over his future reached it’s peak and then-manager Ian Cathro questioned the player’s focus.
The 24-year-old scored Hearts’ only goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Hamilton before coming off in the 78th minute.
Rangers could even look to make a move for the winger in January if they are still interested in bringing him to Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.