Rangers sign USA international Matt Polster after successful trial

USA international Matt Polster has joined Rangers
Image: Matt Polster says he has always been keen to play in Europe

Rangers have confirmed the signing of United States international Matt Polster on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The versatile Polster has impressed Rangers boss Steven Gerrard on trial, earning a permanent move from MLS outfit Chicago Fire, subject to international clearance.

Gerrard said on Tuesday that a deal to bring the 25-year-old to Glasgow was imminent, and the move was confirmed on Wednesday, now the player has successfully obtained a work permit.

Polster ends a four-year stint with Chicago, where he made 91 appearances and scored three times.

He has one cap for the US national team, which came in a 0-0 friendly draw against Bosnia in January 2018 and is able to play at right-back or in midfield.

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And Polster becomes the latest American to sign for Rangers, following in the footsteps of players such as Claudio Reyna, DaMarcus Beasley and Carlos Bocanegra.

He will provide valuable cover while players such as central defender Connor Goldson are on the sidelines due to injury.

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Polster told Rangers TV: "It is something I always dreamed about doing.

"As a little boy I wanted to play in Europe - before even going to MLS - and to do it with this kind of club, I am kind of speechless, in a way.

"It has been busy. My fiance and I just went to Paris to get our work visas done, and now that it is all signed and sealed, I am ready to play."

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