Andy King responds when asked if he thought Brendan Rodgers could scupper move to Steven Gerrard's Rangers

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard added the midfielder to his Ibrox ranks on Thursday.

Andy King of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at The King Power Stadium on...

Andy King has revealed he will talk to Brendan Rodgers about joining Steven Gerrard's Rangers.

King completed a season-long loan move to Rangers on Thursday, having attended the Gers' Europa League qualifier against FC Midtjylland at Ibrox earlier that evening.

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But it was a former Celtic manager who sanctioned his switch to Rangers, much to the annoyance of several of a Bhoys persuasion.

 

But Rodgers' Celtic affiliation - he grew up supporting the Scottish champions in Northern Ireland - was never a threat to King's hopes.

"No, not at all," the Leicester City-owned midfielder said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, when asked if he was concerned that it would be. "I am really grateful for him being clear with me a couple of weeks ago.

"He said it was up to me to try and find a new challenge and fortunately I have managed to do that - a massive challenge at a massive football club and one I am delighted to be at."

On speaking to Rodgers about Rangers, who the Leicester boss spent two-and-a-half-years managing against in Glasgow, King said: "I've not really spoken to him about coming here specifically but I will do.

"A man who was so successful in Scottish football with the titles he won, I will call him and ask him about life in Glasgow, what Scottish football's like and stuff like that.

Brendan Rodgers the head coach

"But I have not really had the chance to do that."

The new Rangers number 29 has been with Leicester since 2004, when he joined the club's academy from Chelsea, and has scored or made 85 goals in 375 games for the Foxes, with whom he won the Premier League title three years ago.

His involvement has decreased in recent campaigns, however, leading to loan spells at Swansea City and Derby County, where he was managed by Gerrard's former teammate, Frank Lampard.

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