Warburton confirms Gedion Zelalem visited Ibrox today ahead of Rangers transfer

Gedion Zelalem

Rangers have signed Gedion Zelalem, according to manager Mark Warburton.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told the Daily Record that Arsenal teenager Gedion Zelalem was at Ibrox today ahead of his move to Glasgow.

Zelalem, 18, has been highly rated at Arsenal for some time now, and with six caps for the United States Under-20 side, Zelalem is certainly tipped to be one for the future.

Yet with limited opportunities in the Arsenal first team, Zelalem needs to be playing regularly - and it seems that a loan move is completed for the teenage star.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton, who has already snapped up two loan stars from North London in Tottenham duo Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa, is now set to use his London connections once again for Zelalem.

Warburton, speaking to the Daily Record after his side beat Hibernian 1-0 this afternoon, said that Zelalem was in attendance at Ibrox to watch his new side claim a victory, with the Rangers boss claiming that a deal has been done to sign the Arsenal midfielder on loan.

"He was watching the game today in the stand," said Warburton. "He will be training with us tomorrow and will be part of the squad. I am delighted to get hold of him. I would like to welcome him on board. He is another young, very talented player," he added.

Zelalem has the ability to bring real quality to Rangers midfield, and Arsenal are clearly keen for him to gain experience under a manager who has a history of developing young players in Warburton.

The teenager should be a key fixture of the Rangers side once his move is completed, which should be announced imminently judging by Warburton's comments this afternoon.

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