RANGERS have sealed a £250,000 deal to sign former Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick from Port Vale until the summer of 2020.

The 23-year-old passed a medical at the Premiership side’s training ground before agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Rangers are understood to have offered £250,000 on Friday for Alnwick, who started out as a youth at Sunderland before moving to St James’s Park.

With Port Vale seeking a different payment structure to what was being proposed, negotiations took place over the weekend and have now come to a conclusion.

Alnwick will compete with Wes Foderingham for a place in Mark Warburton’s team at Ibrox.

The shotstopper said: “I will work hard and push Wes as much as I can and see where that takes me. I’ll give everything I have for these fans and this club, as I would at any club.

“Wes has been excellent, even back to his Swindon days he was excellent there, too. It’s going to be a tough job, but I’ll keep training and keep plugging away.”

Alnwick has played 79 times for Vale since joining them in the summer of 2015, including 31 games this season.

His arrival at Ibrox will allow former Scotland keeper Matt Gilks to move on as he is seeking more regular first-team football.


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