New Rangers signing Todd Cantwell has revealed that Michael Beale was the biggest factor in him choosing Ibrox over a range of other offers at home and abroad.

The Norwich City midfielder, who can also play on the wing, faced a big career decision after stagnating with the Canaries in recent seasons and at 24-years-old had to be convinced of the right one at important juncture.

Once linked with the upper echelons of the English Premier League, the last few seasons have seen the player’s career stand still and a switch was badly need to reinvigorate Cantwell’s career.

A stint at Rangers now beckons for the former England youth international and Todd Cantwell – as excited as he is to be playing at a club of this stature – has detailed the influence Michael Beale had on the switch.

Todd Cantwell talks Michael Beale influence on move

In an impressive press conference where Rangers’ latest player was unveiled to the media, Cantwell spoke openly and honestly about his ambitions and desires for the present and future.

Todd Cantwell was also clear that the switch to Rangers was made possible by Michael Beale, who not only has a positive relationship with the player personally, but who managed to sell the Norwich academy graduate a vision for both the Ibrox side and his future.

“The manager was was the most important [reason why I came],” Todd Cantwell said [Rangers].

”For me and my career and where I sit right now, having a manager that believes in me and a project where the manager is building something, that was really important for me.

“At some clubs that’s not always outlined and clear so to come here and have it so clear was brilliant.

“I think he can really get the best out of me and the team as well.

“The most important thing for me right now is to get back playing and enjoying my football,” he said. “I lost a little bit of touch with that and I think they sensed that is important to me.

“I think you get the best version of me by just enjoying myself. When I spoke to the manager, his incredible depth of detail in such a short opening conversation really really opened my eyes up to what it was I was potentially signing up to.

“When I say it’s probably the biggest factor in me coming here, it would be that.

“When I spoke to Ross and the manager it was pretty clear that this was the right move for me.”

That clarity and vision has clearly been a masterstroke from Michael Beale when it comes to luring Todd Cantwell to Rangers and the comments will excite the Ibrox support.

The midfielder also claimed that he had various offers in various countries so Rangers can consider the switch something of a coup.

Beale is building something at Rangers and there is an energy and momentum gathering behind what the Ibrox gaffer is trying to do, with fresh blood bringing fresh excitement and expectation.

Here’s the latest on Belgian midfielder Nicolas Raskin – the next player tipped to join Rangers.

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