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Rangers sign Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson on pre-contract deal

The defender will join Steven Gerrard's squad this summer.

Rangers sign Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson on pre-contract deal Getty Images

Rangers have announced the signing of Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson on a pre-contract deal.

Simpson will move to Ibrox this summer when his current deal with the Cherries expires.

Sporting director Ross Wilson said Rangers had beaten a number of other clubs to the signing of the 24-year-old defender.

“Jack is a player that Steven [Gerrard] and I have discussed a number of times in recent months,” he said.

“We are always looking at how we can improve and Jack fits the profile that we are looking to add as we develop and move the squad forward again.

“His contractual situation at Bournemouth provided a natural and attractive moment for us to pursue Jack’s signature.

“It has been well publicised that he has been a much-coveted player south of the border but from our first discussion with Jack, we could see how the opportunity to join Rangers was one that was very appealing to him.”

Simpson came through the youth system at Dean Court and has played in both the English Premier League and the Championship.