Hibernian manager Jack Ross has admitted that Florian Kamberi’s comments about signing for Rangers have made it “more challenging” for the striker to return to his parent club.
After putting pen to paper on a loan move to Ibrox in the latter stages of the transfer window, the Albanian international admitted that it was a “dream” of his to play for the Gers.
But Ross has suggested that his future with Hibs could now be up in the air after his candid comments.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, he said: “I think it has made it much more challenging, I think he has said that himself.
“I read other quotes attributed to him that he has acknowledged that.
“I think that’s fairly obvious because he maybe could have chosen his words more carefully in the first instance and then he wouldn’t have put himself in a more difficult position potentially.
“They are unusual for a player who still has a length of time to go at his parent club and is only on loan.”
What does this mean for Kamberi?
Essentially, it means he has to hit the ground running at Ibrox, or he could find himself without a club come the summer.
In fairness to Ross, these are odd comments for the striker to make while he is still under contract to another club.
Nobody would blame him for dreaming of a move to the blue half of Glasgow, of course, but when all is said and done, it would have been a wiser choice for him to keep his thoughts on the matter to himself.
Now though, as Noel Whelan told Football Insider last week, the hitman has to prove to the Gers that he is worth a permanent investment, because if he doesn’t, and if Hibs decide that they have no interest in a player who would rather be elsewhere, who knows where he could end up.