Ramsey: Rangers too big to snub

Aaron Ramsey revealed the lure of signing for Rangers was simply too big to turn down, writes GRAEME BRYCE.

The 31-year-old Juventus and Wales ace rejected four Premier League clubs and major interest from abroad, to complete a sensational loan move to Rangers in a stunning coup for Scottish football.

And the former Arsenal midfielder confessed the enormous pulling power of Rangers and prospect of playing European football in front of 50,000 passionate fans blew away the competition.

The 71-times Wales legend arrived at Ibrox shortly before 9pm and gave waiting fans the thumbs up before revealing: “I am really pleased to be joining a club like Rangers, where there is so much to look forward to between now and May.

“I had a number of offers on the table, but none matched the magnitude of this club, with European football and the chance to play in front of 50,000 fans every other week.

“I have had some fantastic conversations with the manager and (Sporting Director) Ross Wilson, and I’m really looking forward to working with both of them, and to meeting the supporters.”

Manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, himself a former Arsenal midfielder, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to add a player of Aaron’s quality, experience and leadership to our squad.

“As soon as it was mooted as a possibility, I was really keen for us to try everything to get the deal done. I look forward to welcoming Aaron to the training centre tomorrow.”

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