KEVIN KYLE reckons the chance to sign for boyhood heroes Rangers will prove too good to turn down for Jamie Walker as he considers life after Hearts.

The 24-year-old is poised to leave Tynecastle after turning down a deal to keep him at the club beyond the end of the campaign.

And Rangers have so far been rebuffed in their efforts to bring Walker to Ibrox this summer as part of Pedro Caixinha’s squad overhaul.

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Hearts made Walker an offer that would have seen him become the highest paid player at the club as they attempted to persuade him to put pen-to-paper.

But former Jambos and Gers striker Kyle believes the winger’s desire to pull on the Light Blue jersey will be the main factor for Walker when he is weighing up his options.

He told SportTimes: “If Hearts got £1million for Jamie, with a year left on his contract, that would be a good bit of business.

“Hearts don’t want to lose him and they don’t want to lose him to a rival because they will feel they can challenge the likes of Rangers and Aberdeen this season.

“They are trying their best to hold onto him but it might not be about the money.

“I would imagine, knowing Rangers and Hearts, with Hearts not short of money and Rangers trying to rebuild, I don’t think it will come down to money.

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“I think it will come down to the player’s desire to fulfil a boyhood dream. I don’t think he will be going to Rangers on any more than what Hearts are offering him so I don’t think it is about money.

“It is probably down to fulfilling a boyhood dream. Growing up in Scotland, nine times out of ten you support one of the Old Firm teams and if Jamie has an ambition to play for Rangers it is hard to deter him.

“I would love him to stay at Hearts but if he does decide to leave I would wish him all the best and hope that he fulfils the potential that he has shown.”

Kyle spent two years at Tynecastle before he joined Ally McCoist’s side ahead of their Third Division title winning campaign.

Walker has become a key member of the Jambos side since making his debut five years ago but is now seemingly set to quit the club this term.

Kyle said: “I would love to see him stay at Hearts, it is a good club that has produced some right good players over the years.

“But I know that he is a boyhood Rangers fan and he attends Rangers games when he gets the opportunity so I would presume it is a lifelong ambition for Jamie to play for Rangers. I am sure he will want that deal to happen and if it does then good luck to him.”