By Will Butcher
Rangers fans are willing to see their club sell Martyn Waghorn on Twitter after a report claimed three English clubs were tracking his progress at Ibrox.
Waghorn, 27, has been inconsistent throughout the 2016-17 campaign but remains the Gers top scorer with 15 goals in 31 league and cup appearances.
Possessing similar attributes to Leeds striker Chris Wood, Waghorn could be eyed as a direct competition to start up front for the Championship promotion hopefuls.
Newly-appointed Forest boss Mark Warburton could look to raid his old club in the summer, while Huddersfield and Sunderland are looking to add fire power in the attacking third.
Rangers fans have reacted on Twitter in surprising fashion, with many willing to see the sale of their number 33 if Waghorn’s asking price is met by any interested parties ahead of the summer transfer window.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
£2 million and not a penny less.
— StevieGsBlueandWhiteArmy (@VaticanRSC) March 21, 2017
if we make good money off him then sell him
— tony mac watson (@gorbalstony) March 21, 2017
I agree with you about needing to sell if not agreeing a deal but think Waghorn will sign a new deal in the summer!
— John (@JohnMcIntosh19) March 21, 2017
If Kenny is going to be starting centrally next year again we might as well cash in on Waghorn while we can.
— The Soccer Heretic (@SoccerHeretic) March 21, 2017
if he doesn't sign an extension when it's offered we need to cash in for a fee, big end to season required from Waghorn
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) March 21, 2017
I'll give them a piggy back down to Nottingham for £5million.
— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) March 21, 2017
Waghorn was in sublime form last term, as the Gers finally secured promotion back to the Scottish Premiership, as he scored 28 times in 36 outings to regain top-flight status.
With a contract at Ibrox until the summer of 2018, it remains to be seen how much the 54-time Scottish champions would charge to allow Waghorn to jump ship in the summer.
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