ROSS WILSON is delighted Rangers have been able to beat off competition from England to land Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson on a pre-contract deal.
The 24-year-old will make the move to Ibrox at the end of the campaign when his Cherries contract expires and could be followed across the border by midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh.
Gerrard has already added forward Scott Wright to his ranks for next season and Sporting Director Wilson is confident Simpson has a bright future at Ibrox.
Wilson said: “Jack is a player that Steven [Gerrard] and I have discussed a number of times in recent months.
“We are always looking at how we can improve and Jack fits the profile that we are looking to add as we develop and move the squad forward again.
“His contractual situation at Bournemouth provided a natural and attractive moment for us to pursue Jack’s signature.
“It has been well publicised that he has been a much-coveted player south of the border but from our first discussion with Jack, we could see how the opportunity to join Rangers was one that was very appealing to him.
“The situation with pre contract negotiations is never an easy one and I extend my thanks to Richard Hughes, my counterpart at Bournemouth, for how he has handled our interest in Jack.”