Rangers football club have confirmed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter on a four-year deal after the Reds failed to extend his contract beyond the current campaign. The England youth international has featured five times for the first team, with his last appearance coming in the Europa League against FC Sion.
"Rangers can today confirm that Jordan Rossiter has signed an agreement with the club to join the Light Blues in the summer. England youth international Rossiter will join Mark Warburton's side from Liverpool on a four year deal until 2020," a statement on the Scottish club's official site read.
The 19-year-old midfielder was highly rated at Liverpool's Kirkby Academy and was touted to be one for the future. However, the midfielder suffered a spate of injuries which robbed him of regular game time and despite making his senior debut for the Reds earlier in the season under former manager Brendan Rodgers, he failed to break into the starting XI under Jurgen Klopp and missed most of the season with a hamstring injury.
The Anfield outfit have decided to release him early from his contract which was set to expire on 30 June, and he has joined Rangers, who achieved promotion to the Scottish Premiership earlier in the season. Light Blues manager Mark Warburton was delighted at Rossiter's capture and is confident the midfielder will be an "excellent" addition to the squad.
"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 Scottish club's manager told the official site.
'Waiting to get started'
Rossiter expressed his delight at getting an opportunity to move to a club of Rangers' stature to continue his football development, which had come to a standstill at Liverpool in recent months. The England U19 international is looking forward to winning trophies with the Scottish giants, who will be looking to get back to the top of the Premiership and challenge arch rivals Celtic for the title next season.
"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," the English midfielder told Rangers' official site after his move.
"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.
"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," he explained.
"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."