Teen who trialled with pair of European giants but wanted Rangers confirms his Ibrox move

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The new Rangers recruit appeared for the Ibrox side at a youth tournament earlier this season.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The teenage Czech midfielder Krystof Hampl has announced that he is 'happy to join Rangers'.

Hampl appeared for Rangers at the Spartak Cup in Moscow at the start of the season and listed himself as a Gers player on Instagram.

 

But Rangers have yet to formally confirm the former FC Pardubice player's arrival even though his agent claimed last month that an offer had been made by Steven Gerrard's side (Efotbal).

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Nevertheless, Hampl took matters into his own hands on Wednesday, posting the following message on Instagram:

Hampl - who is among a clutch of youngsters added to Rangers' youth set-up since the end of last season, along with Umaro Balde (Sporting CP), Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Manchester City), Albert Rachi (Tottenham Hotspur) and Ross McCausland and Lewis MacKinnon (both Linfield) - previously trialled with Manchester United, SC Braga and SL Benfica.

He scored both goals as a Red Devils youth side drew 2-2 with Liverpool in 2018.

A general view of the Old Trafford stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

But his agent added that the recently-turned 16-year-old was 'more interested' in working with Rangers.

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