New Rangers signing Jordan Rossiter has admitted to the club's official website that he was 'taken aback' when he visited Ibrox earlier this week.
Rossiter, 19, decided to leave his hometown club Liverpool on Friday evening, as after 13 years with the Reds, the midfielder chose to leave and sign for Rangers.
The teenager's contract at Anfield was set to end this summer, and he has now agreed to join the Gers in a deal which could cost Mark Warburton's men just £250,000 in compensation, despite Liverpool wanting around £8m for the youngster, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
It looks to be a major bargain for Rangers, and they have head of recruitment Frank McParland to thank for that, as he was Rossiter's academy director during their time together at Liverpool.
That reunion may have played a big part in Rossiter's move, and he admitted to the Rangers official website that McParland is a 'great fella', and he's looking forward to working with him again - but didn't need to be sold on a move to Ibrox my his former boss.
Rossiter visited Ibrox this week, and added that he was 'taken aback' when he saw the stadium, having been impressed with the history at the club, but thinks there will be great memories to come in the future after penning a four-year deal with Mark Warburton's men.
The midfielder also praised the Murray Park training facility, with the youngster no doubt aware of the pressure that comes from playing for such a huge club, having arrived from Liverpool.
"I know Frank McParland from my Liverpool days and working with the academy with him and he is a great fella," said Rossiter. "I am looking forward to working with him again and getting started here. He didn’t need to sell the club to me, it doesn’t need much selling. You look at Murray Park, which is a great training facility and then Ibrox; I walked into Ibrox and I was a bit taken aback by it."
"I walked in and saw all the mahogany walls and it’s nice and old, you can tell it is a stadium with a lot of history and I’m sure there will be a lot more made there in the future," he added.
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