Jordan Rossiter has signed an agreement with Rangers to join the Light Blues in the summer, the Ibrox club have confirmed.
The 19-year-old England youth international will move from Liverpool on a four-year deal until 2020.
Midfielder Rossiter made five first-team appearances for his boyhood club after captaining and graduating from the Liverpool academy, including featuring against Sion in the Europa League, Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge of the Merseyside club.
Rossiter is Mark Warburton’s third recruit for next season following the captures of Matt Crooks and Josh Windass as the Gers boss gears up for the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Warburton told the club’s official website: “Jordan is an outstanding young England youth international who will be an excellent addition to the Rangers squad.
“Technically gifted and game aware, he also has a first-class character and displays a tigerish desire to reach the highest levels of the game.
“It is a pleasure to welcome him to the club.”
Rossiter was out of contract at Liverpool and with Gers’ head of recruitment Frank McParland aware of him from his Anfield days, the midfielder was snapped up by Warburton.
Rossiter described the move as “an honour,” telling the club’s official website: “I am made up to be here, it is a great club with a lot of history, you look at the likes of Rangers’ teams and players over the years and I am really looking forward to getting started.
“I have come from a massive club like Liverpool to another massive club like Rangers so it is a great feeling for me and an honour.
“I know Frank McParland from my Liverpool days and working with the academy with him and he is a great fella. I am looking forward to working with him again and getting started here.
“He didn’t need to sell the club to me, it doesn’t need much selling.
“You look at Murray Park, which is a great training facility and then Ibrox; I walked into Ibrox and I was a bit taken aback by it.
“I walked in and saw all the mahogany walls and it’s nice and old, you can tell it is a stadium with a lot of history and I’m sure there will be a lot more made there in the future.”
“I chose Rangers because of the history it has got, it is a massive club and I don’t think people realise down south how big a club it really is.
“I think I have always known and so have my family and it is just a great opportunity to carry on learning my trade.
“Rangers is a club which wins trophies and winning trophies would be brilliant, they have two already and are going for a third next week so it is a club that is always going to win things and next season, hopefully, I can help with that.”
News of Rossiter’s departure comes within a week of the announcement that Jose Enrique would be leaving Anfield. Is there no justice in this cruel, cruel world?