Rangers have completed the signing of Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson on a pre-contract deal.
The Gers confirmed on their official website that they have signed the centre-back on a pre-contact agreement, which means he’ll move to Ibrox in the summer and remain with Bournemouth for the rest of this season.
Simpson is a 6ft 4in defender that has come through the academy ranks at English Championship side Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old has had a brief taste of Premier League football with 10 top-flight games in his career, but this campaign he’s part of a team trying to achieve promotion from the second-tier.
With his contract expiring at the end of this season, Rangers have swooped to snap him up and he’ll be playing Scottish football later in the calendar year.
A selection of Bournemouth supporters on social media are not too downbeat about Simpson’s confirmed exit.
He’s played 12 matches across all competitions this campaign and is a physical centre-half, but is not a regular in the XI if everybody is fit.
Rangers already have a decent amount of options in the heart of their defence, but manager Steven Gerrard has shown the value in strength in depth and has heavily rotated at times this season.
Here are some Bournemouth fans discussing Simpson:
Better than promotion🥳 https://t.co/lcJ3TApxZ2
— Bol (@96bol) January 28, 2021
may the good news continue https://t.co/piDXpZY61X
— Matt Pritchard (@mattpritchard99) January 28, 2021
More deadwood gone, thank the lord. Don’t wanna hear ‘he was good when he played’ majority of his games were vs League 1 teams in the cup. https://t.co/X0u3ttIEKS
— Tyler Gregory (@TylerGregory15) January 28, 2021
?? Should go now really. Pointless hanging around either not playing or avoiding injury. Good luck to him. Never quite good enough at vital times when he needed to be to assert himself.
— babyduck (@babyduck999) January 28, 2021
Thank god for that
— Tyler Purdey (@tyler_purdey) January 28, 2021
Just get him out the club now then.
— IconicFM (@fm_iconic) January 28, 2021
The player was causing high blood pressure.
— Lover JD 18❤️ (@aalmalkiaa88) January 28, 2021