Date: 10th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Whilst Josh Windass and James Tavernier speculation might have taken the eyes of most Rangers fans yesterday as the permanent English transfer window slammed shut, the club did do a deal with Swansea City for Welshman Declan John.

The 23-year-old arrived at Rangers back in August 2017 on a loan to buy deal from Cardiff City and that became permanent later that season. In his time with us the left-back made 30 starting appearances with a further showing from the substitutes bench and he’s another player who split opinions amongst the fan base.

The full Welsh international moves on now for a similarly undisclosed fee and signs a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

His early performances for us, as he filled in for the injured Lee Wallace, certainly set tongues wagging about his ability and the potential goal threat he carried from the fullback position. For many, he couldn’t keep those early showings going and with the arrival of Borna Barisic he was surplus to requirements despite that early promise.

Despite those who felt he’d stalled with us, the vast majority where more than happy to wish the youngster all the best for the future as his commitment couldn’t really be in doubt. The question is, was he a better option down the line than Wallace or does Steven Gerrard simply have his eye on somebody else for January?