In an interview with American Soccer Now, new Rangers arrival Matt Polster, explained how two big names of the game helped secure his move to Glasgow.

The USA international officially joined Rangers during the closing days of the transfer window, to the delight of some fans.

Polster turning out against Atlanta United, back in October. (Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It wasn’t a last minute move, though. More a transfer that was a long time in the making.

Polster left his previous club, Chicago Fire, at the end of the last MLS season, and so, was a free agent.

That allowed him to spend time on trial with the Gers. Yet, being offered a contract wasn’t the end of the process.

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He needed to secure a work permit first, and in order to do so, he enlisted some very famous help.

Namely, World Cup winner and 121 cap Germany international, Bastian Schweinsteiger, as well as compatriot and former Rangers defender, Carlos Bocanegra.

Bocanegra in Old Firm action back in 2012. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“Obviously, it’s a little nerve-wracking trying to get your work permit because the club and I both agreed that I can become a Rangers player but now it’s up to the outside world to agree”, Polster told America Soccer Now.

“Basti (Schweinsteiger) put a little email together. Bocanegra called and said nice things. A couple of coaches within the MLS also said nice things.”

Schweinsteiger has been playing for Polster’s old side, Chicago Fire, since leaving Manchester United in 2017.

The Germany legend previously won the Champions League and eight Bundesliga’s with Bayern Munich. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

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