Scott Arfield Signs For Steven Gerrard's Rangers From Burnley


Glasgow Rangers have confirmed the signing of Canadian worldwide midfielder Scott Arfield. "I'm absolutely ecstatic at getting this (move) over the line".

"It's one of his values that I hope to take". "I'm back here to make it successful and I'll do everything to make it (successful)".

The Liverpool legend is leaving his role as the club's Under 18's boss to take his first steps into management with Rangers and is tasked with providing a serious and credible title challenge to neighbours Celtic, who have been head and shoulders above everyone else for the past few years.

"When a club of this magnitude comes in for you it is a no brainer", said Arfield in the statement.

A native of Livingston, Scotland, Arfield qualifies to play for Canada through his Toronto-born father.

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Arfield played 20 games for Burnley this season, but has not featured since early February. He called the worldwide experience "invaluable".

But the lure of joining up with Gerrard and playing for one of the Scottish Premiership's biggest clubs proved too great to resist.

Arfield could therefore come up against his former team in next year's competition as Rangers also qualified for the Europa League despite drawing 5-5 at Hibernian on the final day of the season.

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.

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.