Rangers fans appear completely nonplussed by the news that Steven Naismith has a medical scheduled with Hearts, even after Jim White tweeted that Rangers were still monitoring the situation.
Earlier on Wednesday, Keith Downie, a Sky Sports journalist, said that the striker was heading to Hearts on Thursday for a medical and to finalise paperwork.
Hearts have pipped Rangers & Kilmarnock to the signing of Scotland international Steven Naismith. The striker will travel to Edinburgh for a medical and to complete the paperwork tomorrow.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 17, 2018
Shortly after, Jim White appeared to hint at further drama to the transfer, when he tweeted the following.
He admitted that Hearts were the favourites to sign Naismith but that Rangers were keeping tabs on the situation.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) January 17, 2018
Rangers fans aren’t buying it, with one fan claiming that White was doing it for retweets.
They pointed out that Naismith had offered to play for Rangers for free and that if there were any interest he would already be in Royal Blue.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from Rangers fans to the Naismith situation:
Hearts are the only club interested. Rangers aren't monitoring anything.
Stop looking for retweets Jim. If Rangers were interested at all, Naismith wouldn't be going to Hearts.
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) January 17, 2018
THE REAL HEADLINE: Hearts – the only Scottish club at this stage registering serious interest – are close to completing a deal for Steven Naismith…… nobody else at present has even batted an eyelid to his “ill play for free” plea
— JG83 (@JE83GRY) January 17, 2018
Rangers aren't interested Jim stop talking pish
— Jamie🇬🇧 (@1690Jamie) January 17, 2018
My understanding as is everyone else’s – rangers primary target was Jason Cummings & once that was completed no interest
— SH 🇬🇧 (@Alfredo_1972s) January 17, 2018
We didnt need any money to sign him , hence why he offered to play for free, please keep up
— Davy (@davlorn73) January 17, 2018
I’m still adamant this Naismith to Rangers was a media spin,at no point has the club expressed interest in Naismith.
— SMITHY 🇬🇧🏴 (@smithycrs92) January 17, 2018
No. Rangers weren't even interested in him mate
— Anshul1872 (@AnshulS342) January 17, 2018
Rangers still monitoring ? pic.twitter.com/XZ6oXeZL0I
— BlueRyu (@Ryan_Haymarch) January 17, 2018
Need to check you’re sources Jimbo, so wrong on this one. 🇬🇧
— James Ferguslie (@ferguslie_james) January 17, 2018
No. They're not. They got Cummings
— Bill Fyfe (@bill_fyfe) January 17, 2018
Has anyone from @RangersFC confirmed this? Think we know the answer…
— London Blue Nose (@londonbluenose) January 17, 2018
Not all Rangers fans were disgusted by the idea of the move though, with one claiming it as a “no brainer” to have him back at Rangers.
Hearts have won a watch with naismith. Was an absolute no brainer to take him back at rangers
— Gary Montgomery (@Gazm1991) January 17, 2018
In other Rangers news, this £50,000-a-week forward eager to move to Ibrox is within 48 hours of a switch.
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