Rangers FC (@RangersFC) July 15, 2015
Rangers have today confirmed on their official website that Northern Irish midfielder Jordan Thompson has signed a two-year contract at Ibrox.
Thompson, 18, was released by Manchester United earlier this summer, and has recently spent time training with Rangers in a bid to earn a contract.
New manager Mark Warburton has already added young players in defender Tom Lang and striker Jordan Gibson, and now he has snapped up another teenager in Thompson..
Primarily a left sided midfielder, Thompson will be seen as one for the future at Rangers, and will be playing with the club's youth setup whilst he gains experience.
Having completed his move to Glasgow, Thompson took to his Twitter account to discuss the move, admitting that the transfer is a 'dream' for him, having wanted to play for the club from a young age.
Over the moon to announce my signing @RangersFC. Honestly a dream come true for me and my family.— Jordan Thompson (@x88_j) July 14, 2015
A big thank you to all the fans for making me feel so welcome. Best fans in the world without a doubt.#WATP— Jordan Thompson (@x88_j) July 14, 2015
Dreamt off this as a child, Very proud moment. https://t.co/bQvb9QhLGP— Jordan Thompson (@x88_j) July 15, 2015
Building for the future
Given the threadbare nature of the Rangers squad, new manager Warburton has had to bring in three first team players already this summer.
Yet with few options in the youth seteup, he has also had to replenish the academy ranks this summer, bringing in Lang, Gibson and now Thompson.
All three will be seen as players who make an impact in the future for Rangers, especially under a manager like Warburton who loves to develop and work with young players - giving the trio a great chance of future success at Ibrox.