By Harvey Byrne
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has rubbished reports that his side paid as much as £1million to sign striker Martyn Waghorn from Rangers.
The 27-year-old frontman made his return to England earlier in the week and reports, including one from the Scottish Sun claimed the Gers had netted a huge seven figures for his signature.
It was a fee which raised some eyebrows among the Ibrox support and many were delighted to receive as much given that the forward was in the final year of his contract at the club.
However, outspoken manager McCarthy has since dismissed the reports, stating it looks good for Rangers and without divulging any figures he said he acquired Waghorn for “an absolute snip.”
“It’s not the million quid which has been reported, nowhere near that. It sounds good for the club and for Rangers I guess, but no,” told McCarthy, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s an absolute snip. I’m thrilled we’ve got him.”
Waghorn completed a move to Rangers in the summer of 2015 from English League One side Wigan.
He immediately helped the Ibrox giants win promotion from the Scottish Championship in his first season at the club, netting a fine 28 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.
However, last season was a disappointing one for the former England Under-21 international, scoring just seven goals in 32 Premiership appearances and he will be hoping to reignite his career alongside Joe Garner at Ipswich.
In other Rangers news, Ryan Jack revealed he has spoken to 25-year-old reportedly eyed by the Gers.