By Tom Blackburn

Rangers are close to signing 37-year-old Clint Hill – and their fans have had plenty to say on Twitter.

The Scottish Sun claims free-agent Hill is set to become the club’s latest shock signing by penning a one-year deal.

It is said manager Mark Warburton wants veteran defender Hill, who turns 38 in October, to add experience to his back line for next season’s top-flight return.

In a career spanning 19 years, Hill has made almost 600 competitive appearances, including 72 games in the Premier League, and worked with the likes of  Harry Redknapp who earlier backed Hill to succeed.

Hill left QPR after six years at the club and Warburton is hopeful the centre-back can have the same kind of impact that former Gers defender David Weir did in 2007.

There was a mixed response on Twitter, as Rangers fans have largely backed it while Celtic supporters have instantly mocked it. Here are some of the messages:

And of course there is always one fan perhaps getting ahead of himself…

In other Rangers news, Warburton has been told to keep hold of three players by a club legend.