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:
Looks like Clint Hill role is a coaching one aswell same as john eustace last year. Nothing wrong with they at all, we need experience.
— Lee Gordon (@LeeG3223) June 16, 2016
If Clint Hill can defend a set-piece then sign him up for the next 5 years.
— GT (@NewcoTed) June 15, 2016
Was initially against the Clint Hill deal but our defence lacked experience – badly. If he can help improve Kiernan/Wilson then fair enough.
— Kirst 🙂 (@Kirsten93_) June 16, 2016
Rangers set to sign 37-year-old, freed QPR "hard man" Clint Hill screams a SMSM exclusive. Reveals a lot about Rangers ambition (or lack of)
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) June 15, 2016
Clint hill signing for rangers? What the tryin to build? A team for the Scottish prem or a QPR masters team for braehead arena
— David Lamont (@DavidLamont26) June 16, 2016
38 Year Old Clint Hill arrives at Famous Marble Stair Case at Ibrox for talks.. pic.twitter.com/9ktkG17mwU
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) June 16, 2016
And of course there is always one fan perhaps getting ahead of himself…
— Andrew Brewster (@BrewsterNV) June 16, 2016
In other Rangers news, Warburton has been told to keep hold of three players by a club legend.