Steven Gerrard set to unveil his first signing as Rangers manager

Heather Diaz
May 16, 2018

The first piece of transfer news from Ibrox since their recent manager switch-up has seen Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield join Rangers on a four-year deal after his deal at Burnley ran out.

Gerrard, who made 710 appearances for his boyhood club during 17 years at Anfield, formally takes charge of Rangers on June 1 and said he was looking forward to getting started.

The former England captain will leave his role at Liverpool's academy after only one season, but explained that when Rangers came calling he could not say no to the opportunity.

"We are going to go up to Glasgow and give it our best shot", the former midfielder stressed.

Former Burnley midfielder and Canada worldwide Scott Arfield has joined Rangers.

Scott Arfield was unveiled at a press conference in Glasgow
Scott Arfield was unveiled at a press conference in Glasgow

The Liverpool legend has been linked with moves for several ex-Reds players but he's gone in a different direction with his first signing, who is expected to be confirmed later today. "But at this moment in time I want to get it over the line and see where it goes".

Arfield's excitement intensified when he discovered Steven Gerrard was going to be his new manager.

'There is much more to be done, ofcourse, as we look to build towards our Europa League campaign which will start inearly July.

The midfielder said farewell to Burnley yesterday as the Clarets ended the season with defeat to Bournemouth.

Rangers have won a record 54 Scottish league titles but are still recovering from the financial problems that saw them reformed in the bottom tier of Scottish football in 2012.

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