Glasgow Rangers have completed the signing of Aaron Cervantes from Orange County SC.
Cervantes joins the Rangers academy
The Ibrox outfit have a partnership with the American side and they have made use of it with this signing. The 18-year-old goalkeeper, who has already represented the United States in their squad for the Under-17 World Cup last year, will join the Glasgow club’s youth set-up.
Speaking about the deal, ‘Gers academy head Craig Mulholland said:
“We are delighted to welcome Aaron to Rangers and have enjoyed watching his excellent progress with our partners at Orange County.
“He has been exposed at an early age to first team football and will now continue this with a loan in Europe as part of this creative agreement.”
European loan to continue Cervantes’ development
Despite his young age, Cervantes has already experienced first team football. He has made 18 appearances for Orange County whilst he also played in the the Four Nations Tournament and the Sportchain Cup as part of the USA’s under-17 side, both in 2018 (as per rangers.co.uk).
Between the sticks, Steven Gerrard already has plenty of choice. Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin are the first-choice options, with Andy Firth as a further back-up. That is not even including Robby McCrorie, who is currently on loan at Livingston.
Are you happy with this signing?
As such, a short-team spell away from Ibrox would be the best thing for Cervantes. Hopefully, he can prove Ross Wilson and everyone at Rangers were right to take him to Scotland.
‘Gers fans, do you see Cervantes as a long-term successor to McGregor in nets for the first team? Let us know what you think by commenting below!
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