A section of Rangers fans have been reacting on Twitter after it was reported that Celtic had made a £1.75million bid for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn.
According to Sky Sports, Hibs have now rejected two seven-figure bids for the 23-year-old, who is in the final year of his contract at Easter Road, as they are yet to meet their valuation.
It is understood that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic bid £1.5million for McGinn last week, but only improved it by £250,000 in their latest attempt to pry the Scotland international away from Neil Lennon.
Some Rangers fans have reacting to their bitter rivals’ latest transfer activity, and many are wondering why they are not being criticised for offering below the valuation of their targets.
One claimed that it’s “morally shameful” by Celtic.
This is Futbol has rounded up some of their best tweets:
Lowballing and unsettling a player…..where have we heard that before ????
— SageCirca (@Walker_2603) July 11, 2018
Celtic are skint ????????????????
— MonTheTeddyBears! (@StaunchForever) July 11, 2018
This is morally shameful from celtic, you have to pay exactly what the other team wants or it’s simply a grossly offensive insult and they must be trying to unsettle him, that’s your narrative right bhoys?
— Angus ???????? (@Rangersangus72) July 11, 2018
Derisory. No consideration for other clubs, unsettling players, disgusting.
— . (@Beesh24240265) July 11, 2018
— AC???? (@awrc93) July 11, 2018
Honestly shocking behaviour, why are they trying to make players unsettled like that, just pay up or get lost, I expect a full article from Kris Boyd now because of this.
— Kanesy (@Kanesy_99) July 11, 2018
Where’s all the cries of disrespectful, derisory bids? Or does that only apply when Rangers want to buy a Scottish player?
— Scott ???????????????????????????????????? (@_scott13_) July 11, 2018
You can see why Rangers fans are saying this. They were slammed by pundits and the media when they bid below Jordan Jones’ value when they tried to sign him from Kilmarnock in January. People need to realise that this is just how negotiations work. It would be reckless to just instantly bid what the selling club value their player at. Hibs are probably wanting almost £5million for McGinn, who is easily their best player. Celtic will not pay that and the only way they can get them to budget is by tempting them to cave into accepting a lower amount.