Cardiff City fans react on Twitter as Declan John is sold to Rangers

Declan John of Cardiff in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Cardiff, Wwales..

Rangers clinched a deal to turn Declan John's loan at Ibrox permanent.

Declan John of Cardiff in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Cardiff, Wwales..

Almost lost amid the announcement on manager Graeme Murty's future was Rangers clinching the signing of Declan John on a permanent basis.

The club announced on their official website that John's loan at Ibrox has become permanent, with the defender signing a contract with Rangers until 2021.

The 22-year-old left behind a Cardiff City side where he had lost his place to Joe Bennett, and was not in Neil Warnock's first team plans.

It was a big step for John as he came through the Cardiff academy, making his debut as a teenager five years ago back in 2012.

Declan John of Rangers has a fine header pushed away by the Motherwell keeper during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

During his stint with the Bluebirds, Declan John played in the Premier League and earned international call-ups for Wales.

Successive changes in management made it more difficult for the youngster to hold down a place in the team, and Rangers was his third loan away from Cardiff.

He is evidently a player who new permanent boss Graeme Murty admires, and he has made 14 appearances for the Gers so far this season.

Cardiff fans are split on the move, and took to Twitter in response to his sale...

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