Tom Lang explains 'dream' Rangers move despite reported Aston Villa interest

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New Rangers signing Tom Lang says his move to Ibrox is a 'dream come true'.

New Rangers signing Tom Lang has told the club's official website that he his move to Ibrox is a 'dream' - and admitted rejecting offers from English clubs.

Lang, 18, recently left Birmingham City, and has joined Rangers on a permanent contract having impressed during a trial period at Ibrox.

The centre back returns to Scotland to continue his career, but will primarily be involved with the Rangers youth development setup for now.

A Scottish youth international, Lang has potential to become a future first team player under new manager Mark Warburton, and The Sun even reported that Premier League side Aston Villa had failed in a bid to sign Lang this summer.

It has now become clear just why Lang has made that move to Ibrox instead of to Villa, with the defender admitting on the Rangers' official website that he grew up supporting the club, meaning his move is a 'dream come true'.

"It was Rangers’ history that made me want to come here, along with my family, and I was a big Rangers fan when I was younger so that was a big thing for me. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, I couldn’t believe it, just walking into the building for the first time knowing I was a Rangers player and now putting on my Rangers training gear every day is special."

"It’s a great feeling to be here and I’m very proud, for both me and my family, and I’m just very happy with what has happened. This was absolutely the right choice for me, there was a little bit more interest down south and from a few places in Scotland but as soon as Rangers said they were interested I wanted to come and have a look around because I had never been Murray Park before," he added.

Can Lang become a future first team player?

Of course, at 18, Lang has very little experience under his belt, and makes the move to Rangers to initially join the club's youth system.

Yet with manager Warburton keen to bring through young players at Ibrox, Lang simply has to make an impression in the youth team, and that could lead to first team football somewhere down the line.

Given Villa's alleged interest in Lang, there appears to be talent there - and Warburton could be the ideal manager to unlock his potential and make him a future first team player.

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