American international Emerson Hyndman has been confirmed as Rangers ‘ first January signing after arriving on loan from Bournemouth.
The 20-year-old playmaker was unveiled by the Ibrox side this afternoon and will spend the rest of the season on loan in Govan.
Hyndman has made three appearances for The Cherries this season, the most recent in Saturday’s shock FA Cup defeat to Millwall.
Now Eddie Howe has agreed to let the player move north to continue his development under the gaze of Mark Warburton.
While the twice-capped US international arrives in Govan another loan target – Arsenal’s Jon Toral – is unlikely to be unveiled today but Rangers are confident of tying up the deal this week.
Hyndman started his career with MLS side FC Dallas before moving to England to join Fulham in 2011.
The midfielder is excited to get started at Ibrox: ” “There were a few clubs in the mix and stuff, but the manager here really explained what he wanted to do, both with Bournemouth and with me. He’s developed players from the lower leagues to the Premier League, which is a huge achievement, so I knew he was well respected for that.”
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He made AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and, closer to home, Celtic were all said to be interested in the player before he sealed a move to the EPL with Bournemouth last summer on a four-year deal.
Former Celtic star Peter Grant – who coached Hyndman at Fulham – this morning said the midfielder was a first class operator. He also joked he was so good he should be playing for Celtic.