Rangers have signed Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield on a four year deal, to become Steven Gerrard’s first signing of the summer transfer window.
The Canadian international left Turf Moor after coming to the end of his contract after not featuring for the club since early February.
After the deal was announced, Arfield said: “I went down there almost as a wee boy and I feel I have come back as a leader. You have to be this type of character to play at a club this big.
“When a club of this magnitude comes in for you it is a no-brainer. As soon as the interest came in it was something I wanted to go for.”
Scotland-born Arfield came through the ranks at Falkirk before moving to Huddersfield and then Burnley, spending five seasons with the Lancashire club helping them to secure promotion to the Premier League and securing top flight status.
With his contract ending, Arfield is now looking forward to working with new manager Steven Gerrard, he added: “If you don’t get excited by it, you shouldn’t walk through the front door. It has given a boost to the whole game in this country.
“Gerrard is one of the top three players of my generation. I’ll listen to everything he and his staff have to say and hopefully take my game to the next level.”
Steven Gerrard, added: “Scott is a talented and competitive midfielder who has competed at a high level in the English Premier League and internationally for Canada.
“Scott is the first one in and I look forward to working with him and the others who will be coming in to strengthen the squad.”
Rangers failed to secure second place in this season’s Scottish Premiership after they drew 5-5 against Hibernian in the final day of the league season, with Aberdeen securing runners-up spot as they beat Celtic 1-0.