Rangers fans have been blown away by the news that Jamie Barjonas has joined Kelty Hearts on a one-year deal.

Barjonas made his Rangers first-team debut as a teenager under Pedro Caixinha during the 2016/17 season and went on to make nine appearances.

Barjonas in action for Rangers against Hibernian at Easter Road in 2017. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He had loan spells at Bury, Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle and Ayr United, but didn’t quite manage to shine consistently elsewhere.

The now 22-year-old made the bench for all of the Gers’ Europa League group stage matches this season as well as for two Premiership fixtures but never actually made it onto the pitch in a competitive game under Steven Gerrard.

With his contract running down, his departure this summer became somewhat inevitable and he bid an emotional farewell on Instagram late last month.

Plenty of supporters thought the natural next step for the talented midfielder would be a move to a Championship club or even another Premiership side.

Plenty of Rangers fans were shocked by Barjonas’ transfer news. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Therefore, there was real shock on Wednesday morning when it was confirmed that he’d chosen to drop all the way down to SPFL League Two to join former Gers B team coach Kevin Thomson at newly-promoted Kelty.

Some Bears applauded the Fife club for their ambition while others questioned Barjonas’ thinking.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


In other news, Rangers have once again been linked with an exciting talent who reportedly snubbed Ibrox interest in 2020.

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