Josh Windass confirms he turned down 'quite a few English teams' to sign for Rangers

Windass will move to Ibrox from Accrington Stanley this summer.

Future Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has told Four Four Two he turned down 'quite a few' clubs south of the border to sign for the Light Blues.

Windass signed a pre-contract agreement with Mark Warburton's team in January, along with Accrington Stanley teammate Matt Crooks.

"It’s an amazing opportunity with a huge club," Windass told Four Four Two's May 2016 issue. "I turned down quite a few English teams but this move was really a no-brainer."

Windass, whose father is former Hull City and Aberdeen striker Dean, has scored 11 goals in 24 League Two appearances this season.

It's only natural his form would attract interest from clubs higher up the English football pyramid and it was reported by the Sun in November that Arsenal were among the 22-year-old's suitors.

Championship sides Brighton & Hove Albion, Fulham and Hull were also said to be keen, along with Accrington's divisional rivals Portsmouth.

But it is in the Scottish Premiership that Windass will play for the foreseeable future, with Rangers securing their promotion courtesy of a 1-0 win over Dumbarton this week.

However, his dad insists he won't be at Ibrox in three years' time.

"(He can go) as far as he wants," said Windass senior. "He'll be playing in the Premier League by the time he's 25."

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