RANGERS have completed their second signing of the transfer window as Ryan Jack joins from Aberdeen on a free transfer.
The 25 year old midfielder put pen to paper on a three-year deal today, despite having told Derek McInnes that he had no intention of joining their league rivals.
McInnes wasn’t so sure and last week he stripped Jack of the Aberdeen captaincy ahead of the Scottish Cup Final.
Jack made 250 appearances, scoring 11 goals, for Aberdeen after coming through their youth system and making his first-team debut in a League Cup clash against Raith Rovers in September 2010.
A Scotland youth international from under-16 level through to the under-21s, he was a member of the Aberdeen team which won the League Cup in 2014 with a penalty shootout victory over Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park.
In that time he made 244 appearances, scored 11 goals and was part of the side that won the 2013-14 Scottish League Cup.
The Dons will be disappointed to lose one of his longest serving players; however many Aberdeen supporters believe that Jack has been outperformed by both Shinnie and Kenny McLean in their midfield in the past few months.
Rangers hope to add a further two signing on the coming days as the re-building work of Mark Warburton’s squad gathers momentum.
Yesterday Pedro Caixinha announced his first signing for the club, the 35 year old Portuguese defender Bruno Alves on a two year deal.
Caixinha is also intent on off loading players and this would strengthen his transfer kitty as he seeks to close the gap on the Invincible treble winning Celtic.
Speaking about Jack’s signing Pedro Caixinha said: “I believe 25 is a great age for him to come here. He had three years as captain of Aberdeen and has that experience, he also understands what it means to represent Rangers.”