Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell has told The Scottish Sun that Norwich City duo Kenny McLean and Grant Hanley told him to move to Ibrox when the Gers showed interest in him.

Cantwell joined Scottish Premiership club Rangers from Norwich in the Championship in England in the January transfer window.

Rangers paid the Canaries £1.5 million in transfer fees (The Times) for the 24-year-old English midfielder.

Cantwell has now said that former Rangers duo McLean and Hanley told him to make the move to the Gers when they heard that former Scottish Premiership club wanted to sign him.

Midfielder McLean, 31, was on the books of the Gers from 2006 until 2008 as a youth player.

As for Hanley, the 31-year-old defender was also at Rangers from 2006 until 2008 as a youth player.

Todd Cantwell was advised to join Rangers in January

Cantwell said: “They were particularly excited when they heard there was a possibility of me coming to Rangers.

“They either wanted me out of the changing room or they were happy to have me at Rangers.

“They are great guys. I realised how much they loved Rangers when I was linked to come here.

“They both just told me to be me. They said they’d fall in love with me if I could do that.

“They said if I gave 100 per cent and played the way I can when I’m at my happiest, then it wouldn’t be a problem.”

Todd Cantwell
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Good decision

In our opinion, Todd Cantwell made the right call in leaving Norwich City for Rangers in the January transfer window.

Yes, we know that Norwich are a big club in England, but they tend to get promoted from the Championship and then get relegated from the Premier League.

Rangers have played in the UEFA Champions League and in the UEFA Europa League in recent seasons and also won the Scottish Premiership title under Steven Gerrard.

With Rangers, Cantwell can win major trophies and play in big competitions.

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