Rangers have thrown out a £500,000 bid from Sheffield United for Josh Windass – and Rangers fans are unhappy with the “insulting” six-figure offers made for the former Accrington striker.
The Blades, as exclusively revealed by Football Insider, are the third club to have had a bid rejected this month with Wigan and Preston also making offers for the 23-year-old.
Windass has been a key part of the Rangers side over the last 12 months and has started to find a bit of form under manager Graeme Murty, scoring five of his six goals this season since Murty took charge in October.
Rangers fans want the Ibrox giants to keep a hold of the former Accrington star if clubs don’t come close to a reasonable price for him.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Let's see how much teams really want Windass. Pay the price or bolt.
— David (@DavidP1872) January 5, 2018
Jon Toral went to a championship club for £3 million
Windass MUST be worth almost double that
Tav MUST be worth 3 times that at least
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) January 5, 2018
The reaction on here says a lot about just how well he's been doing recently. Merely a few months ago, many would've driven him to Sheffield themselves if it meant the club got £500k for him.
— Scott Middler (@scott_middler) January 5, 2018
— Ian Andrew🇬🇧 (@ian46a) January 5, 2018
Good, £2m minimum
— Jamie Scott (@JamieScott11) January 5, 2018
Aye wouldn’t want to sell too cheap either mate but who’s paying 3.5 million for windass man! 1.5 max. Jamie murphy is a better player who played really well past few season for Brighton only cost 1mill. Don’t know what windass has done to even get that valuation
— Paul Slaven (@PaulSlaven7) January 5, 2018
Windass has made over 50 appearances for the Gers since signing in 2016 alongside former Accrington team-mate Matt Crooks.
After spending much of his first season on the fringes of the first-team, Windass became a regular starter under Pedro Caixinha.
The 23-year-old is under contract until 2020 and has a £3.5million release clause although it’s likely the Light Blues would settle for £2million.
Windass has scored six times in 24 appearances this season for the Gers.
In other Rangers news, a defender has agreed terms for a temporary ibrox exit.