Matt Polster has sent a heartfelt message to Rangers supporters on Instagram after it was confirmed the American right-back had left the club to join MLS side New England Revolution.
Polster, 27, joined Rangers in January 2019 after a successful trial period following his release from Chicago Fire. The United States international managed 10 appearances at senior level for Rangers in 18 months.
The Daily Record claimed earlier on Wednesday that Rangers had agreed a £350,000 fee with Bruce Arena’s New England Revolution. It is believed Polster has agreed a contract until 2022, with the option of another year.
Polster posted a heartfelt message on Instagram as it was confirmed he had left Steven Gerrard’s side less than two years after joining the club. He thanked fans, the board and Steven Gerrard for making his dreams come true.
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Rangers family— Unfortunately my time as a Ger has come. Thank you to the Gaffer, staff and the board for not only believing in me, but also making a life long dream of playing abroad, come true. To my teammates— it’s been an honor playing alongside you. I wish the boys and the club all the success in the future and to reaching #55 And to the fans — we will never forget you. You make this club special! You welcomed Britt and I as one of your own, and made Glasgow truly feel like home. I’ll be supporting from a far. We are the people. #55 ?
Polster struggled for game time with James Tavernier the first-choice right-back and Jon Flanagan arguably considered ahead of the American. The Gers have just signed Calvin Bassey from Leicester City.
Rangers coach Michael Beale reacted to his departure on Twitter while a number of players commented on Polster’s Instagram. Nikola Katic told Polster he would miss him, while Greg Docherty described Polster as a “legend”.
— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) July 8, 2020