Reported Rangers pre-contract for John Souttar sparks Tynecastle meltdown
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Reported Rangers pre-contract for John Souttar sparks Tynecastle meltdown

Rangers appear to have won the race to sign Hearts defender John Souttar – and the news has sparked a meltdown in Gorgie as Jambos fans lose the plot.

Souttar is out of contract in the summer and, despite offers to stay at Tynecastle, the Scotland star is reported to have agreed a deal with Rangers.

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The Hearts star could even head across the M8 this month if the clubs can thrash out a deal before the transfer deadline.

However, with Souttar heading out of the capital, Hearts fans haven’t taken the news well at all, with many of the Jambos supporters wanting their defensive stalwart chucked into the under-18s for the remainder of the season.

With Souttar having helped Hearts to ten shutouts in 22 appearances this season, throwing Souttar into the youths is a surefire way for the Jambos to undo their excellent results of the first half of the season.

The Scotland defender’s arrival could see him replace the likes of Connor Goldson at Ibrox with the Englishman looking likely to move on this summer when his Rangers contract ends.

However, that wasn’t on the Hearts fans’ radars as they got themselves worked into a shoot after news of Souttar’s pre-contract emerged.

Here are some of the comments from Hearts fans as they have a meltdown over Souttar’s imminent Ibrox move:

https://twitter.com/macgregor1874/status/1481961945725034499
https://twitter.com/joelurquhart1/status/1481962433107353601

Meanwhile, a rival Premiership manager has suggested Rangers are unlikely to snap up transfer target during the January window.

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