Rangers confirm signings of two youth internationals
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Rangers confirm signings of two youth internationals

On Friday afternoon, Rangers confirmed the signings of two youth internationals via the official club website.

The transfer of Krystof Hampl, who posed on Instagram with a club scarf earlier this week, has been ratified by FIFA.

The Czech teenager trialled with the Gers U17s at the Spartak Cup over the summer and did enough to be offered a contract.

He started for the U18s in their recent 4-0 thrashing of Hibernian. The promising midfielder has international experience with the Czech Republic’s U16s and joins from FK Pardubice.

Julian Anderson is the other new addition.

The 17-year-old is a USA youth international and attacking midfielder.

He arrives from Philadelphia Union, making the trip across the Atlantic in an attempt to make it in the British game.

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This is yet another statement of intent from the Rangers Academy.

It’s a system that’s received considerable investment in recent times, as the club strives to build a world-class youth setup and to create a genuine pathway between the Academy and the first time.

There’s already been plenty of recruitment from elsewhere. Back in January, Nathan Young-Coombes signed from Chelsea, while Kane Ritchie-Hosler joined from Manchester City over the summer.

Young-Coombes has excelled since joining the Gers. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Over the past year, results have been excellent across all age-groups and silverware has abounded.

The Scottish Youth Cup, the SPFL Reserve League, the Alkass Cup, the SuperCup NI and the Albim Cup are all currently held by the club.