Rangers full-back-turned-midfielder Matt Polster has officially moved to New England Revolution in the American MLS, the Ibrox club have confirmed.
Almost eighteen months after Polster, 27, officially signed for Rangers following the expiration of his contract at Chicago Fire, he is now set to return to the States.
The right-back was always going to be up against it dislodging captain James Tavernier but Polster did impress during spells of his time in Glasgow.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 8, 2020
The American cap played 10 games for Rangers, including a 3-1 win on his debut at Tynecastle.
Rangers describe Matt as a “popular member of the squad” and add that he “leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Rangers Football Club”.
Rangers’ sporting director Ross Wilson commented [Rangers]:
“We accepted a bid from New England Revolution for Matt last week and we now wish him every success back in the MLS.
“We respect his desire to play regularly and he will be afforded that opportunity back in the US.
“Matt has been an enthusiastic and committed member of our squad with first-class attitude. We wish him and his family well for the future.”
The Ibrox club’s supporters also took the time to wish Matt all the best as he makes the return Stateside.
All the best Matt pic.twitter.com/bMc0STwJAZ
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) July 8, 2020
Good luck Matt Polster
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) July 8, 2020
Mind get a couple of cases of Irn-Bru wee man
— ⓌⓈ (@W_S_39) July 8, 2020
Good luck to you son, you gave it your all now you get to go home #OnceAGer
— Richard McLuckie (@Acemcl) July 8, 2020
All the best @MattPolster
— Ibrox Loyal (@IbroxIoyal) July 8, 2020
All the very best @MattPolster, from all at NARSA. We would be delighted to welcome you to a future NARSA event. Once a Ger, always a Ger. 🇺🇸🇬🇧
— NARSA (@OfficialNARSA) July 8, 2020
Good luck Matt thanks for the contribution 💙
— Big G 🇬🇧 (@RFCGW) July 8, 2020
Never put a foot wrong when he played, all the best Matt 🇺🇸
— Lee Hendry (@Lee_Hendry1872) July 8, 2020
Solid professional, all the best..🇬🇧
— Alistair MacRae (@alimacno) July 8, 2020
Good luck @MattPolster , once a bear always a bear 🔴⚪🔵
— maximus neiro (@GOVANFRONTLOYAL) July 8, 2020
Best of luck on the next chapter of your career @MattPolster 🏴🇬🇧
— Randalstown Rangers S.C. (@randalstown_rsc) July 8, 2020
All the best Polster, you deserved more chances with us. When you did play, you played very well.
— Craig Forrest (@cforrest0) July 8, 2020
Early reports suggest Rangers could have recouped up to £350k for the player’s services which is tidy business from Ross Wilson in the current climate [Daily Record].
The likable American will be remembered fondly by the Rangers support for how quickly he took to the Ibrox club, with his family famously donning Gers strips during a visit to Scotland.
Wife and ESPN broadcaster Brittany Held will also be remembered by Gers fans after she also passionately took to the Gers in a spate of videos and social media posts.