Rangers new boy Joe Dodoo shares what Warburton told him before sealing Ibrox move

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Rangers have snapped up striker Joe Dodoo on a four-year deal.

Joe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for LeicesterJoe Dodoo scores for Leicester against Bury

New Rangers signing Joe Dodoo has told the club's official website that manager Mark Warburton played a huge part in his move to Ibrox.

Dodoo, 21, put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract with Rangers on Tuesday afternoon, becoming Warburton's ninth signing of a busy summer.

General View of Ibrox Stadium

The Ghanaian-born youngster has come up through the ranks at Leicester, and made a name for himself last season by scoring a hat-trick on his first-team debut for the Foxes in a Capital One Cup tie at Bury.

Another Capital One Cup goal followed against West Ham, but Dodoo couldn't break into Claudio Ranieri's side on a regular basis, which isn't such a surprise considering how Leicester stunned the world to win the Premier League title.

Now though, Dodoo has decided to leave Leicester and seek first-team football elsewhere, having signed a four-year contract with Warburton's Rangers, offering Dodoo a chance to play a key role in the club's return to the Scottish Premiership.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Dodoo's move is something of a surprise considering his huge potential, but having seen his Leicester contract expire this summer, he's now ready to prove his quality in Scotland - and it seems that Gers boss Warburton played a huge part in Dodoo's decision.

Speaking to Rangers' official website, Dodoo shared his discussions with Warburton, stating that the Gers manager emphasised the brand of football he wants to play at Ibrox; something which appealed to Dodoo.

Dodoo added that he thinks Rangers is a great move for him at 21, and having heard Warburton's intentions for the club, he's happy to be making the switch up to Glasgow.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan StubbsRangers manager Mark Warburton

"The manager said that they have a good philosophy and are looking to move forward, that is the most important thing," said Dodoo. "He is looking to get the club high again and he needs to the players to come and the way he plays suits me. He is ready to develop young players as well which is really good for me to come here."

"From what I have seen so far since I have been here it is very promising and I can’t wait to be part of it. When I spoke to the manager he told me his intentions and for me turning 21 it is a great club to come to, do the job and make everybody happy. It is the right time because I need to be playing regular football and Rangers is a good place for me to come to do that," he added.

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