Rangers fans react on Twitter to Fraser Aird's Vancouver Whitecaps move

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The Canadian international has joined the MLS club on a season-long loan with a transfer option.

After featuring just four times for Rangers this season, Fraser Aird is set to get the chance to earn some regular first-team football in MLS.

The 20-year-old Canadian international joined the Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move and is now expected to battle Costa Rican Jordan Smith for the club’s starting right-back job ahead of the 2016 season.

Speaking to Vancouver’s official website, head coach Carl Robinson said: "We're delighted to bring Fraser into our club. He is a bright young Canadian talent with great energy in his play and great character.

“He is still learning the game and hopefully we can help his talent progress. Fraser can play a variety of positions, but we'll be looking for him to compete in the right back area."

Born in Scarborough, Ontario to Scottish parents, Aird grew up supporting Rangers in Canada before moving across the Atlantic to sign with the Glasgow outfit at the age of 16.

Within a year of joining his boyhood club, the promising utility man made his senior debut in September 2012 and went on to be named the Gers’ Young Player of the Year the following season after recording seven goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances.

In total, he has featured 85 times for the club, scoring 17 goals and adding 12 assists, but has found his first-team opportunities limited over the past two terms in the Scottish Championship.

Before leaving for Vancouver, the one-time capped Canadian had failed to make a single start under manager Mark Warburton and it now remains to be seen whether he still has a future at Ibrox.

The Whitecaps will certainly be looking to turn his temporary spell into a permanent one if he impresses over the course of the coming campaign, and most Rangers fans seem to think that would be the best move for his career after his recent struggles.

Here is how some of them reacted on Twitter to news of his move to MLS…

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