Two of Rangers new youth signings have taken to Twitter to announce their own personal arrivals to the Hummel Training Centre.

Umaro Balde and Kane Ritchie-Hosler both took to their social media accounts to express their delight that they’d finally joined the Gers.

Balde, a 16-year-old, highly-rated defensive midfielder, appears overjoyed the club chose to sign him.

The former Sporting Lisbon youth has promised not to let the side down as he embarks on an exciting journey of his own in Glasgow.

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Talk about the signing of Balde – who is of Guinea-Bissau descent – has been rumbling on all summer. The Portuguese youth international even turned out for the U18s in July.

 

Someone who also played in that game, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, took to Twitter to express his delight at finally signing for Rangers.

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Midfielder Kane Ritchie-Hosler, also 16, is another exciting signing, joining the club from Manchester City and hitting a double during a development game, also in July.

Rangers have also extended their thanks to all of their previous clubs, as the Ibrox side look to develop the youngsters into future Gers talents.

They come into Ibrox at an exciting time for the Rangers Academy.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has shown before he is not afraid to use youth players. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Gers youngsters are set to play in the UEFA Youth League this season after winning the U18s title in Scotland, whilst there have been a host of Academy developments at the Hummel Training Centre.

Rangers announced the signing of the talented duo at the end of August, alongside Linfield youth signings Ross McCausland and Lewis McKinnon.

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