Exciting new signing Charlie McCann has waxed lyrical about Rangers after moving from Man United on a permanent deal.
McCann joined United in 2018 from Coventry City and became a regular in the Red Devils’ U23 side, for whom he scored five goals last season.
However, with no route to the first team presenting itself and only a year left on his deal at Old Trafford, he jumped at the chance to join the Gers.
The versatile 19-year-old midfielder has signed a three-year contract with the transfer worth a reported £750,000 [Manchester Evening News] and he’ll initially turn out for the club’s B team with a view to eventually stepping up to the first-team squad.
McCann may be moving from a world-leading club, but he’s still been blown away by the facilities on offer and the quality of the staff at Rangers.
“I’m delighted to get the move over the line, I was obviously really excited when I heard the news and I knew that it was a no brainer,” he said [Rangers.co.uk]. “I can’t wait to get started now and I’m looking forward to it.”
“It’s just unreal [Ibrox] it’s such a great experience and I can’t wait to see what it will be like when there is a full house of fans!
“The training centre is immaculate and state of the art. You couldn’t ask for a much better facility so to be here every day with the best people is just going to be great, I can’t wait to get started working with everyone – It’s a great opportunity to further your development and try and get yourself to that next level.”
The Republic of Ireland youth international also took to Twitter to acknowledge the move, tweeting a photo of him posing beside the Rangers crest at the Training Centre, captioned: “Excited to sign for such a huge and historic club, thanks to all @RangersFC for giving me this opportunity, can’t wait to get started.”
McCann certainly seems delighted to be a Ger and Bears are similarly pleased that their club managed to snap up such an exciting young talent.
Many flocked to his tweet, which by the time of writing had over 6k likes, hundreds of retweets and scores of comments from supporters welcoming him to Rangers.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Welcome aboard Charlie. Looking forward to seeing you break into the 1st team ❤️🤍💙
— RyanClarkKent 💎 (@1872RCK) July 30, 2021
Congratulations Charlie and welcome to the Rangers family, time to change that Twitter description to The Famous Rangers 🟥⬜️🟦
— CMU55AY (@cammurray1968) July 30, 2021
Welcome Charlie, hope you go on to be a star for Rangers! ❤️🤍💙
— Renegade (@Renegade_uk100) July 30, 2021
Welcome to the greatest team in the world wee man. Hope you’re as good as the last McCann we signed. Neil is idolised by the support. ❤️🤍💙🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Sweet Caroline oh, oh, oh, oh…BF3 (@BrowneyedBluen1) July 30, 2021
Best of luck Charlie go make yourself a hero.
— Robert West (@rapwest) July 30, 2021
— Gary 💙 (@gbc123) July 30, 2021
Welcome to the champions Charlie! 💙
— This Is Ibrox (@thisisibrox) July 30, 2021
Welcome Charlie this will be the best move you ever made ❤️🇬🇧🏆🙌
— Colin M boomer blue (@boomerMck) July 30, 2021
Go and smash it kid 👊🏻💙
— Scott (@s26mcm) July 30, 2021
Watch McCann score two brilliant goals for United’s U23s last season, here.