Rangers have announced the signing of Aaron Ramsey in one of Scottish football’s biggest deadline-day deals in recent years.
The out-of-favour Juventus midfielder has moved on loan for the rest of the season after making 70 appearances for the Serie A club since joining from Arsenal in 2019. The Wales international’s contract in Turin runs until the summer of 2023.
The 31-year-old attracted interest from Burnley and elsewhere and told the Rangers website: “I had a number of offers on the table, but none matched the magnitude of this club, with European football and the chance to play in front of 50,000 fans every other week.
“I have had some fantastic conversations with the manager and Ross Wilson, and I’m really looking forward to working with both of them, and to meeting the supporters.”
Rangers earlier confirmed the signing of the 20-year-old right-back Mateusz Zukowski from Lechia Gdanks but failed with an improved bid – understood to be of about £400,000 – for Hearts’ John Souttar, who is set to join in the summer.
The Rangers manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, said of Ramsey: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to add a player of Aaron’s quality, experience and leadership to our squad.”