On Wednesday afternoon, Rangers officially confirmed the signing of Matt Polster, subject to international clearance.

This is a deal that has been in the pipeline for some time.

Polster celebrates one of his three goals during his stint at Chicago Fire. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The USA international came on trial with the Gers and earlier this month, it was reported by the Daily Record that he had been offered a full-time deal with the club.

Ever since, it seems the final details were being thrashed out.

The 25-year-old most recently played for Chicago Fire, in the MLS.

Over three years there, he accumulated 83 league appearances and expanded his skill set.

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Formerly exclusively a defensive midfielder, he can now operate at right-back.

Therefore, Rangers may finally have some genuine competition for James Tavernier in that berth.

Polster signs a two-and-a-half year contract, and becomes the sixth signing of the window for Steven Gerrard.

The first arrivals were Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, on loan from Bournemouth and Southampton respectively.

Then Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones signed pre-contract agreements ahead of summer moves.

The question is when will Kamara arrive? (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Most recently, goalkeeper, Andy Firth, joined from AFC Barrow.

There’s no doubt that Rangers have been busy.

A cap at international level suggests that Polster is a highly capable operator.

 

However, as yet, he’s still relatively unknown in the UK and it’ll be very interesting to see how he fares.

Here are some of the initial reactions from Rangers fans.