On Wednesday afternoon, Rangers officially confirmed the signing of Matt Polster, subject to international clearance.
This is a deal that has been in the pipeline for some time.
Ever since, it seems the final details were being thrashed out.
The 25-year-old most recently played for Chicago Fire, in the MLS.
Over three years there, he accumulated 83 league appearances and expanded his skill set.
Formerly exclusively a defensive midfielder, he can now operate at right-back.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 30, 2019
Most recently, goalkeeper, Andy Firth, joined from AFC Barrow.
Therefore, Rangers may finally have some genuine competition for James Tavernier in that berth.
Polster signs a two-and-a-half year contract, and becomes the sixth signing of the window for Steven Gerrard.
The first arrivals were Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, on loan from Bournemouth and Southampton respectively.
Then Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones signed pre-contract agreements ahead of summer moves.
There’s no doubt that Rangers have been busy.
A cap at international level suggests that Polster is a highly capable operator.
However, as yet, he’s still relatively unknown in the UK and it’ll be very interesting to see how he fares.
Here are some of the initial reactions from Rangers fans.
Welcome to our rangers family 😍❤️💙👏👏
— Ryan 🐋 (@RyaannRockStar_) January 30, 2019
— Debz Lawson (@LawDebz) January 30, 2019
The American connection goes on… pic.twitter.com/khT5Xp75ub
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) January 30, 2019
Congratulations and good Luck @MattPolster 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
— kg bluenose (@GoldKrisgold) January 30, 2019
Welcome to Rangers Matt. We're a relaxed easy going hunch here. It'll be fine. Loads of time to settle in. pic.twitter.com/SBenV1TapH
— Kraig (@stringer2388) January 30, 2019