Showing posts with label Jamie Walker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jamie Walker. Show all posts

Monday, 30 October 2017

Rangers' new manager has a problem

With Rangers now in the safe temporary hands of Graeme Murty and Jonatan Johansson, the search is most certainly on to find Pedro Caixinha’s permanent successor.

This morning, reports have appeared to have broken the hunt down to two men – the favourite, Derek McInnes, and the new contender, Alan Pardew.

The latter has been linked to Rangers for a long time, but in more of a fleeting passing context rather than genuine sincerity – but a national publication claims talks have taken place between his people and Rangers’ board.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Rangers linked with 3-player January SPFL swoop

Rangers’ January window aspirations have received a significant boost over the past 78 hours with speculation rising that the mooted three-man swoop for Hearts’ Jamie Walker, St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan and Motherwell’s Louis Moult could all still be on after all.

In the case of the long-running Walker case, the winger has admitted contract talks with Hearts are ‘quiet’ and after previously appearing to pour cold water over a move to Rangers, seems to have subtly opened the possibility back up.

He said:

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Rangers planning three-player SPL swoop in January: reports

With the news that Louis Moult and Jamie Walker remain heavily on Rangers’ radar for a pre-contract come January, today reports have broken that manager Pedro Caixinha is continuing to monitor Aberdeen star Kenny McLean and may try to snap him up on a winter deal too.

All three are out of contract come next summer and as a three-player clutch, a great many fans would be delighted with the trio arriving next summer all at no cost whatsoever.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

January double deal - Rangers linked with clinching SPL duo

With the embers of the Jamie Walker saga still very much remaining alight, speculation has grown in the media amidst reports that on top of clinching the Hearts’ winger’s signature in January on a pre-contract, Rangers intend to secure Motherwell’s Louis Moult too.

The Steelmen’s star striker rejected a contract extension just like his potential future team mate did, and like Walker Rangers have been long-linked with his services, with a number of national publications recently claiming Steve Robinson’s marquee player will be similarly signing a pre-contract deal this coming winter for the switch to Ibrox next summer.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Did Rangers drop the ball with Jamie Walker?

So now that the dust is settling on Deadline Day, the failure to secure Jamie Walker is certainly a significant topic on fans’ lips.

Whether you rated him or not, Rangers clearly wanted the player and the player clearly wanted the Rangers, so it has to go down as a disappointing conclusion to a stupidly long-running saga.

Rangers did not get their man – there is no real quality or reliable holder of the left wing slot, and while Mark Allen secured Aaron Nemane, he is a completely unknown quantity. He could be another Candeias (not that that is illustrious praise but he has been not bad), but equally he could be a Dalcio. Meanwhile Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar are, in neither case, proper wingers, and both suffer fitness and consistency problems.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Deadline Day: Rangers aiming for three player swoop: report

With one day left until the transfer window shuts in earnest, Rangers’ activity in the market has suddenly leapt up and names and deals are coming in left right and centre.

Following hot on the heels of the ongoing Jamie Walker saga (for those interested, we at Ibrox Noise are not his agent or his mate, and are not even huge fans of his ability – it is just a relevant story which has run continuously and we have continued to cover it. Anyone debasing our right to do so clearly does not understand the point of a fansite like ours) is the news that despite Hearts’ insistence he will not be sold for a penny less than £1M, Rangers are still set to make that one last bid as we revealed to you some days ago.

Why Rangers won't spend £1M on Jamie Walker

As we brought you earlier this week, Rangers are/were set to make a final bid to seize for Hearts’ Jamie Walker, but according to the latest information Rangers are officially likely to lose out on their man due to the Tynecastle side’s abject refusal to lower their asking price from £1,000,000.

Pedro Caixinha and Mark Allen are thought to have bid around £700,000 but Craig Levein and Ann Budge will not … budge (sorry!) from their position of demanding that seven-figure sum for a player considered their star asset.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Rangers to make final bid for summer target; reports

Recent reports have claimed Rangers are set to make a final bid for Hearts’ winger Jamie Walker, with the Gorgie side confirming today that Director of Football Craig Levein will continue as manager.

Whether Levein’s ‘new’ position will make any difference to their desire to retain the 24 year old winger is yet to be seen, but it had been posited some weeks ago that Rangers would be likely to secure their long-term target but not until the tail end of the month.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Are these the ramifications of Rangers' latest signing?

With last night’s breaking news that Rangers have reportedly secured a loan deal for Manchester City’s 19-year old winger Aaron Nemane, it is the first sign that Pedro Caixinha has formally conceded defeat in the hunt for Hearts’ Jamie Walker.

The Walker saga, which has protracted over the entire summer window, has become an excessive soap opera with failed bid after failed bid, and even the firing of then-coach Ian Cathro has done nothing to shift the balance in favour of Rangers.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Rangers linked to Senegalese forward

Doubts about Rangers’ interest in Jamie Walker have been cast following recent reports that manager Pedro Caixinha may have dropped his interest in the Hearts winger to focus on Leeds’ out of favour forward Souleymane Doukara.

The Senegalese versatile forward is said to be close to a departure from Elland Road and with Rangers’ much-publicised pursuit of Walker continuing to go nowhere, it could be that Rangers’ boss has lost patience with Hearts and opted instead for the 25-year old English Championship forward.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Jamie Walker latest

Bears of many vintages know only too well what summer transfer sagas are like. Only this summer we already experienced the Graham Dorrans epic which thankfully got resolved before it turned into a circus. And summer 2015 saw the Scott Allan soap opera run forever without a happy ending.

Even further back some fans will remember the Derek Riorden tale, which saw derisory bids rejected by Hibs (aye, them again) before he eventually ended up a Celtic player (recurring theme, that). And of course another Old Firm tug-of-war ended up with Nacho Novo saying no to the … them before finally joining Rangers all those years ago.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Caixinha confirms intentions over further signings

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed his intention and hopes to reinvest the funds received for Martyn Waghorn back into the squad, citing there was still ‘time’ before the transfer window closes.

Naturally this raises serious implication that Rangers’ boss is still looking heavily at both Jamie Walker and Kenny McLean, and with the reported £1M received for Waghorn, that cash could easily help seal both deals.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Pedro makes THIS admission on the transfer window

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed today that transfer business is anything but done for this window, but has refused to be drawn on the most high-profile target, Jamie Walker.

The Portuguese was giving his pre-Fir Park presser and admitted the search continues for further quality players to bring in before the August 31st deadline.

He said:

Jamie Walker update

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

The Jamie Walker saga (yes another article) continues on with yet another two twists in the tale with the recent sacking of his now ex-coach Ian Cathro and continued dropping under interim coach Jon Daly.

The former Gorgie boss had been on record as saying Walker was unequivocally not for sale for less than £1M, itself a bit of a climb down from the initial reaction which suggested the winger was not for sale at all and anyone trying to sign him was ‘wasting their time’.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Key Rangers target dropped

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Reports have emerged this evening that Ian Cathro has dropped Rangers target Jamie Walker from tomorrow’s squad to face Dumfermline for alleged ‘football reasons’, fuelling further speculation he is heading to Rangers sooner rather than later.

It had been previously believed that Hearts might play hardball with the winger and Rangers and keep him in the squad, cup-tying him for a move to Ibrox, but with tonight’s emerging claims that the 24-year old attacker has been ditched for the League Cup clash with the Pars, it further adds fuel to the transfer saga fire.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How Rangers can shape up with new SPL duo

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Having watched how quickly Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans have fitted into the Rangers team so effortlessly, it seems to have given Pedro the added attraction of signing another two home-grown players into the Ibrox squad.

Caixinha craves for a team full of winners and obviously feels that Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean are two players who have all the right credentials to become successful Rangers players for many seasons to come.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Late August signature for Rangers target?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Speculation is rising that Rangers have principally secured Jamie Walker, but with the caveat that the deal is reportedly not set to be completed until near the end of the transfer window.

The fee as yet is unknown and the deal itself not even confirmed but that has not stopped reports that the 24-year old winger will join Rangers in late August, ending a long-running saga and securing his services for the bulk of the new season.