Bendiksen leaving Rangers

Image: Thomas Bendiksen: Attracted by the Europa League ambitions of hometown Tromso

Thomas Bendiksen has performed a U-turn over his Rangers future after deciding to return to hometown club Tromso.

Midfielder decides to accept three-year deal at Tromso

Thomas Bendiksen has performed a U-turn over his Rangers future after deciding to return to hometown club Tromso. The Norwegian was at the beginning of December in talks over a new contract at Ibrox, but has turned down what he has described as a 'very good' offer. Bendiksen, who joined Rangers in 2007, but suffered a serious knee injury shortly after signing from Harstad, has instead opted to accept a three-year deal at Tromso. And the ambitions of Tromso ahead of their Europa League participation next season after finishing second in their domestic league played a part in the midfielder's decision. "I had a very good contract offer from Rangers, but I refused it," Bendiksen is quoted as saying by STV. "Tromso is a good club and it aims to be even better. "I aim to play my way to a permanent place in the team and look forward to an exciting season, both at home and not least in the Europa League."

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