Medical Passed, Rangers Ready to Complete Signing of Premier League Midfielder


Scott Arfield is en route to Ibrox having passed a medical ahead of signing a four-year contract with Glasgow Rangers, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

The deal is being ratified this morning and the 29-year-old will be announced at a lunchtime press conference the club called earlier today.

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

Capped 12 times by Canada at full international, it seemed Arfield would represent his country of birth after representing Scotland as an Under-19, Under-21, and B international. However, he opted to play for Canada, his father’s homeland.

Arfield leaves the Lancashire club after a five-year spell following three seasons with Huddersfield Town as they moved from League One to the Championship.

This season, Arfield scored in the shock 3 – 2 opening day win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but has found his opportunities limited. As Sean Dyche’s team finished seventh, he found himself on the bench more often than not and made just 18 appearances.

Having started his career with Falkirk, Arfield is no stranger to the Scottish top flight. He made 124 appearances for the Bairns between 2007 and 2010, scoring 16 goals before heading to Yorkshire in a £600,000 deal.