Thompson pens Rangers deal

By dsguser
15 July 2015

Jordan Thompson has spoken of his dream of running out at Ibrox after signing a two-year deal with Rangers.

The 18-year-old central-midfielder from Northern Ireland, a life-long Gers fan, was initially acquired as an academy signing but immediately impressed manager Mark Warburton.

Thompson, who was released by Manchester United this summer after four years in the youth set-up, has been training with the first team and travelled to London to play in their training game with Tottenham on Friday.

"It's been brilliant so far," he told Rangers TV.

"It was brilliant to travel down to London with the first team, and I got the last half-hour and did quite well with them.

"It was a brilliant feeling signing my contract - I've been over for a match before with my dad, but today it was just amazing to sign.

"To run out at Ibrox would be a dream come true being a Rangers fan - it would leave me speechless.

"For the first few days I was training with the under-20s, and then I was training with the first team.

"Ian Durrant (under-20 coach) and Craig Mulholland (head of academy) came over to have a chat with me in Belfast at the end of last season to let me know they were interested.

"Then there was a scout from Northern Ireland, who got in contact with my mum about two weeks ago, then I came over on trial and I must have done well.

"There were a few other clubs that I was on trial at, but when I came to Rangers I really enjoyed it.

"Craig said to me that he had heard about me and had heard good things, and I did well in Ian Durrant's team when I first arrived so I was then shown round to the first-team wing and hopefully I can stay there.

"I'm very creative within the middle of the park. I can tackle and make a good pass, and hopefully I can show fans that over the next few seasons."

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