Rangers fans react as Mati Zata announces he is leaving Ibrox

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

The Rangers teenager only returned to Ibrox from a loan spell last month.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers midfielder Mati Zata has announced on Twitter that he is leaving Ibrox.

It is unclear whether or not Zata has left Rangers for another club - although none have claimed to have signed him as yet.

Providing the 17-year-old's departure came ahead of Wednesday's transfer deadline, however - as is suggested by the timing of his post - he would still be able to join another team outside of the window.

He wrote: "A very sad Day leaving the club that I’ve loved & supported all my life but nothing’s meant to last forever.

"Would like to thank all the players, coaches & parents that have helped me along the way and made it such a memorable experience, wishing all the boys the best of luck".

Zata only recently returned to Rangers following a spell on loan at East Kilbride.

The Alloa-born player had spent the best part of five years on the books at Ibrox, but appears to have been some distance away from making a first team breakthrough.

Earlier on Wednesday, Rangers completed the signing of another young Scottish midfielder, Glenn Middleton, on a two-and-a-half year deal from Norwich City.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 18-year-old reunites with Graeme Murty, the Rangers manager, at Ibrox - 18 months after the Yorkshireman left Carrow Road's academy set up for Glasgow.

Here's how Gers fans are reacting to Zata's exit:

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