Rangers have confirmed the signing of Scotland youth international Cammy Bell from Everton.
The defender will join the under-18s squad and is the latest in a host of new signings at Ibrox this summer for the Academy squads.
Bell has been with Everton for a number of years and has represented Scotland at under-17 level and will be looking to make a quick impact after his move to the Light Blues.
The defender spent last season with the Toffee’s under-18s squad but will now look to push for a place in Rangers’ B team over the coming months.
The Scot recently confirmed he was leaving Everton after almost a decade at Goodison Park, posting on Instagram:
“9 years at this football club. Travelled the world with my best mates and beat the some of the best teams in the world. I was gonna put some of my goals on but thought there’d be too many you see 🤣.
“Some of the best moments of my life playing for this football club and wouldn’t change a single thing. Thanks to every person at Everton that made me into the person and player that I am today.
“Hopefully things will return to the way they once was at the club soon enough. Gonna be strange not putting that kit on anymore but cannot wait for the next chapter.
“Thank you for everything Everton.”
First-team pathway makes Rangers an attractive option for top teen talents
After the likes of Nathan Patterson, Alex Lowry, Charlie McCann and Leon King established themselves in the first-team squad, there’s a clear pathway for young talent at Ibrox.
That makes Rangers a more attractive proposition for young players as they ponder the next step in their careers.
Having the B team playing senior football in the Lowland League also helps and allows the talented youngsters to accelerate their development by playing men’s football.
Hopefully, we can see Bell push through the ranks quickly and join the B team this season as they look to go one better than last season.