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Martyn Waghorn comments on Jordan Rossiter arrival

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Rangers paid just £250,000 for former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter.

Speaking to the club's official website, Rangers hitman Martyn Waghorn has revealed that he spoke to people at Liverpool about new signing Jordan Rossiter and received a glowing report on the midfielder.

The 19-year-old signed a long-term deal with Rangers last week in what is manager Mark Warburton's first signing since securing promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers only had to shell out some £250,000 compensation to lure the talented centre-midfielder to Ibrox, and fans of the Glasgow side will be hoping that the deal is thought of as a bargain.

According to Waghorn, it might well be remembered that way, with the 26-year-old revealing that he spoke to his contacts at Liverpool, noting that they "couldn’t speak highly enough" about the youngster.

“The signing of the young boy Rossiter is another key one. He’s highly thought of at Liverpool and I spoke to a couple of the guys who are there and they couldn’t speak highly enough about him," he told Rangers' official website.

“The intention the club is showing is good, and when it comes to the squad, then the more the merrier as we need a good, competitive squad."

Rossiter might well be followed to Rangers by two Premier League veterans, with Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar both heavily linked with a move to the Glasgow giants (Press and Journal).

If one, or both, materialise then it would make Warburton's ambition crystal clear next season.

He may already have a squad capable of challenging Premiership champions Celtic, having drawn 2-2 with them over two hours of football in the Scottish Cup semi-final, but the early signs are that the former Brentford boss is refusing to rest on his laurels at Rangers.

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