Confirmed: Rangers win race to sign in-demand sensation, pens two year Ibrox contract

Rangers have completed the signing of in-demand attacker Thompson Ishaka who was linked with Manchester City and Chelsea.

The 18-year-old made a name for himself on social media as footage surfaced of him showing his speed and close control for the Gers B team.

According to the Daily Record in February, the Premier League giants were also keeping tabs, but he’s now a Rangers player and has signed a deal until 2025.

Via Twitter, Rangers B and Academy wrote, “RangersFC is delighted to announce the signing of Thompson Ishaka until summer 2025.”

Good move

He’s proven himself for the B team so it made sense for the club to do everything they could in order to convince him to sign.

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It surely would not have been easy as there are other clubs keen on signing him but they will now have to look elsewhere with him putting pen to paper.

He’s shown plenty of promise at a very young age and while fans will be excited to see him play for the first team, it makes sense to give him some time to adapt.


It’s surely a high-pressure move signing for a club as big as Rangers and there will be some intrigue even when he features for the reserves.

Manchester City and Chelsea are two of the best clubs in the United Kingdom in terms of identifying young talents so there certainly must be something to him that made them show an interest.

Hopefully, the club take their time with him and ensure he develops properly without rushing him into the senior setup.

In other Rangers news, another Ibrox exit may be on the cards after a major revelation last week which could force the clubs to part ways with a senior player.

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‘Unbelievable’ – Official Rangers partner reacts as club make announcement in last 24 hours

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to have a testimonial against Premier League side Newcastle on 18 July at Ibrox.

Gers took to Twitter to make the announcement on Twitter on 31 March, which saw Four Lads Had a Dream, their official media partners reacting to the news.

The 41-year-old has not represented Newcastle in his career, but they have agreed to face his side for the testimonial game to commemorate his two-decade-long career as well as over 15 years at Ibrox.

Via Twitter, Four Lads wrote, “Congratulations to Allan McGregor on his testimonial. A truly terrific goalkeeper for Rangers with some unbelievable individual saves and moments.”

Absolute legend

McGregor has been a fan favourite during both of his stints at the club and it’s only fitting for him to have his testimonial and final game for Gers.

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Whenever he does decide to hang up his boots, there will be very few dry eyes at Ibrox as he’s been a legend for the Glasgow outfit.

He’s been part of four league-winning seasons and has been a real leader inside the dressing room, something that many former managers have spoken about.


At 41, he still appears to be going strong and there’s a likelihood of him calling it a day at the end of the season.

Nobody at Rangers will look to drive him away, but that’s a late age even for keepers to be playing and it remains to be seen if he does continue his career elsewhere.

A lot of players look to go to the MLS while the Middle East has now emerged as a lucrative option so that’s another destination he could potentially consider.

In other Rangers news, another Ibrox exit may be on the cards after a major revelation last week which could force the clubs to part ways with a senior player.

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Rangers work on transfers behind-the-scenes as Beale sheds light

A lot of recruitment work has been going on behind the scenes at Rangers, Michael Beale has confirmed.

The Light Blues boss has been speaking ahead of his side’s Scottish Premiership clash against Dundee United at Ibrox on Saturday (31 March).

Beale has revealed work is ongoing ahead of next season, with a busy summer anticipated on the transfer front.

“There has been a lot of work the last few weeks as we look towards recruitment for next season,” said Beale (Rangers’ official Twitter, 31 March).

Not a surprise

This shouldn’t come as a surprise. We all know an overhaul is required at Ibrox. There are a number of older players who are coming to the end of their current deals, and are probably due to move on to pastures new. A refresh is needed and Beale has made a promising start with the signings of Nicolas Raskin and Todd Cantwell.

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Three or four players of a similar calibre, supplemented with squad depth would put the Light Blues in a good position to compete with Celtic at the start of the 2023/24 season. The beginning of the next campaign is absolutely vital for Beale.


He cannot afford a slow start. The reason why Rangers are languishing behind this season is due to their dreadful start under Giovanni van Bronkhorst. Had Beale been in charge then, there’s a good chance they would be on Celtic’s coattails.

All eyes are firmly fixed on the Scottish Cup semi-final against the Hoops. It’s looking like the Gers’ last chance at a trophy and it cannot be passed up.

In other Rangers news, a new up-and-coming manager has admitted he wants the Gers job.

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