Reported transfer target back on market – should Rangers make move?
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Do Derek McInnes' comments on Graeme Shinnie open door for Rangers?

Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes has rubbished claims that Dons captain Graeme Shinnie is set to join Wigan, potentially reopening the door for Rangers to move.
Bristol Live claimed a few days ago that Rangers were interested in signing Shinnie. Shinnie, who started his career at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, is available on a pre-contract.
The Scottish Sun reported yesterday that he’d decided to join Wigan Athletic. McInnes is adamant that is not the case.

The Aberdeen capatin has a big decision to make on his future. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Still only 27 and a full Scotland international, the Aberdeen captain was always bound to attract interest from down south.
But when asked about the potential Wigan move, McInnes said: “I know Paul Cook, the Wigan manager, he is one of my best friends in football, and he was quick to phone me and say there was absolutely nothing in it.”
McInnes also revealed that Shinnie would indicate to him his decision this month. We’ve still got two weeks to go.

Rangers fans not sure on Shinnie

Many Rangers fans are completely against the idea of signing the Aberdeen player. They don’t see how the midfielder fits into an already congested midfield. Some felt the reported move to Wigan was actually good news for Rangers.
Many others want to sign the player simply to enrage Aberdeen.

The midfielder is also now a regular in the Scotland set-up. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Thankfully the club’s transfer policy isn’t built on signing players to upset other clubs. Although you wouldn’t think it after the reaction to two other Scottish Premiership pre-contract signings we made this month.
But there is obviously something about Shinnie as a player. He’s consistently performed in the Scottish Premiership and has four Scotland caps. It would surprise me if Gerrard and Allen haven’t at least discussed the Scotland international as an option.
It’s an option that remains open after the midfielder’s reported move to Wigan was shot down by McInnes.

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