The Daily Record have claimed that Matt Polster has completed a move from Rangers to MLS side New England Revolution this summer – where he teams up with former United States manager Bruce Arena.
Polster, 27, joined Rangers in January 2019 after a successful trial period but the one-time USA international managed just 10 senior appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side in more than 18 months.
With his contract expiring at the end of the 2020-21 season, Rangers have chose to cash in rather than sell him on a free. New England are said to have paid £350,000 for Polster, with the MLS season having only just started.
Polster – who played 91 times for MLS outfit Chicago Fire before his move to Rangers – is believed to have agreed a contract until the end of the 2022 season, with the option for a further year.
TBR’s view – Polster unfortunate?
During his time at Rangers, Polster was forced to play second fiddle to captain James Tavernier and there was an acceptance on Polster’s part that he would be forced to feed off scraps when it came to game time.
But to have only managed 10 appearances for Rangers in all competitions since he joined in January 2019 is harsh – especially considering some of the poor performances that have come from Tavernier.
A return to his home country, though, is a move that makes sense.