Manager Mark Warburton on Friday evening captured the signing of Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter.
The highly rated England youth international comes in to Rangers on a four year contract until the summer of 2020 and he had plenty of interest in him from other top clubs, before deciding Rangers would be the right step for him to make this summer.
He leaves Liverpool with five first team appearances to his name having come through their youth ranks and served as skipper. Some of those appearances were also in the Europa League this year.
Speaking to the Official Site as his signing was confirmed, Warburton said of the new signing – his third with deals for Matt Crooks and Josh Windass already sown up.
‘Jordan is an outstanding young England youth international who will be an excellent addition to the Rangers squad. Technically gifted and game aware, he also has a first-class character and displays a tigerish desire to reach the highest levels of the game. It is a pleasure to welcome him to the club.’
The 19 year old himself said.
‘I am made up to be here, it is a great club with a lot of history, you look at the likes of Rangers` teams and players over the years and I am really looking forward to getting started. I have come from a massive club like Liverpool to another massive club like Rangers so it is a great feeling for me and an honour. I know Frank McParland from my Liverpool days and working with the academy with him and he is a great fella. I am looking forward to working with him again and getting started here. He didn`t need to sell the club to me, it doesn`t need much selling. You look at Murray Park, which is a great training facility and then Ibrox; I walked into Ibrox and I was a bit taken aback by it. I walked in and saw all the mahogany walls and it`s nice and old, you can tell it is a stadium with a lot of history and I`m sure there will be a lot more made there in the future.’
He went on to say.
‘I chose Rangers because of the history it has got, it is a massive club and I don`t think people realise down south how big a club it really is. I think I have always known and so have my family and it is just a great opportunity to carry on learning my trade. Rangers is a club which wins trophies and winning trophies would be brilliant, they have two already and are going for a third next week so it is a club that is always going to win things and next season, hopefully, I can help with that.’
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