'Now for the rest of the duds' - Rangers fans react as outcast exits Ibrox
Melbourne City have wrapped up the signing of Rangers striker Michael O’Halloran on a two-year deal – and Gers fans are delighted to see the 27-year-old leave.
O’Halloran is the latest player to leave Ibrox this summer after a shambolic two-and-a-half years with the Light Blues and will link up with Warren Joyce’s A-League team.
The news was announced on the Melbourne City Twitter account:
— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) June 18, 2018
The former Bolton youngster joined the Light Blues from St. Johnstone for £450,000 in 2016 but barely featured under Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha or Graeme Murty despite the Gers struggles on the field.
Gers fans were glad to see O’Halloran leave Ibrox as Steven Gerrard shapes his squad – with one fan saying it was a “great day.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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O’halloran gone pic.twitter.com/hqgXBU7uO7
— ???????? (@EG72_) June 17, 2018
Good riddance O’Halloran ????????
— ⭐️DH⭐️ (@DarylH_89) June 17, 2018
O’Halloran gone? pic.twitter.com/oF0IuxlOWE
— Mason Alexander ???????? (@Mason10RFC) June 17, 2018
Michael Francis O’Halloran has finally left the club, what a great day ???????? https://t.co/oUftpj0ZFh
— Allan Beattie (@AllanBeattie88) June 17, 2018
O’halloran away hopefully hallidays next oot the door ????????????
— Greg ???????????????? (@GregLearmonth79) June 17, 2018
For any Melbourne City fans wondering what type of player you're getting in O'Halloran.
Thats about it.
Oh and he'll probably go and support Melbourne Victory in his days off.
— darren. (@Dazorla) June 17, 2018
Positive tweet alert. Delighted, absolutely delighted Michael Francis O'Halloran has left the club. Now for the rest of the duds. 11 to go.
— sameauldsameauld (@daddybroon) June 17, 2018
Michael O’Halloran away to Melbourne City. Could well be the worst money spent at @RangersFC in recent times. Absolutely god awful signing. Hopefully plenty more dross to follow him out the door. ????
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) June 17, 2018
The striker struggled to force his way into the side under Warburton before no-showing an Under-20s game just weeks after Caixinha replaced him in the hotseat started the end of O’Halloran’s Ibrox career.
The striker was then sent out on loan to St. Johnstone at the start of last season but returned to Ibrox in January – again causing headlines when he was spotted in the Celtic end at May’s Scottish Cup final at Hampden.
O’Halloran’s contract at Ibrox was due to run until the summer of 2020 and there’s no word if any fee was involved.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.