Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Scott Arfield signs for Rangers on four-year deal from Burnley

Scott Arfield signs for Rangers on four-year deal from Burnley

Rangers announced on Monday morning that the 29-year-old had put pen to paper on a deal with the Ibrox outfit.

Rangers have completed their first signing in the Steven Gerrard era, nabbing Scott Arfield from Burnley on a free transfer. Arfield had effectively been recruited by director of football Mark Allen but Gerrard had given the deal his approval following his appointment.

After five seasons at Burnley, Arfield arrives with a wealth of experience for a Rangers side looking to mount a serious challenge to arch rivals Celtic.

He began his career at Falkirk and made more than 120 appearances for the club before moving to England to join Huddersfield in 2010.

The Burnley midfielder is out of contract this summer and becomes new boss Steven Gerrard's first signing at Ibrox.

He was part of the Terriers team which won promotion to the Championship in 2012 before moving to Turf Moor a year later.

Arfield, who was born in Scotland but plays his worldwide football for Canada, where his father is from, made almost 200 appearances for Burnley.

Gerrard added: "It's pleasing also that we have been able to start our rebuilding process so quickly after the end of the season".

Arfield, who has not played since injuring his calf in February, paid tribute to Burnley who will play in the Europa League next season after finishing seventh in the English top-flight.

'Scott is the first one in and I look forward to working with him and the others who will be coming in to strengthen the squad'.

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