Glasgow Rangers have confirmed on their official website that they completed the free transfer signing of experienced and versatile USA international Matt Polster.

The 25-year-old has signed for the Scottish giants after finally receiving his necessary work permit, but the deal is subject to international clearance.

After a hugely successful trial period at the Hummel Training Centre, Polster more than proved his quality by joining his new Rangers team.

The American midfielder has signed a contract with Rangers to keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.

Polster has played 91 times for the MLS side Chicago Fire, although unfortunately, he was injured for the earlier part of 2018.

The excited American compares exceptionally well to Rangers first team regular Andy Halliday in that he can play in so many different positions all over the park.

He is a genuine utility man who plays defence or midfield, therefore, he will provide quality cover for James Tavernier and many other players.

Polster is now the sixth American player to play for Rangers.

Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya, Claudio Reyna and winger DaMarcus Beasley all did well at Ibrox.

He becomes the fourth player to join Rangers this month, after Steven Davis, Jermain Defoe and Andy Firth.

They have also landed pre-contract free transfers for midfielder Glen Kamara from Dundee and Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones.

“This is something that I’ve always dreamed about doing,” Polster said after completing his deal.

“As a little boy, a lot of people would know that I wanted to play in Europe, before even going to MLS. 

“To finally do it, for this kind of club has left me feeling speechless in a way.”


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