Rangers Confirm John Arrival
Following yesterday's speculation about a loan deal for Cardiff City defender Declan John, Rangers announced him earlier this afternoon.
The 22 year old Welsh international boasts Premier League and Championship experience from his time at Cardiff and the left back has joined the club on a season long loan.
Interestingly he's in the final year of his deal at Cardiff and he'll be a free agent next summer, so Rangers' move is undoubtedly with an eye to the future here.
Speaking to the Official Site as he was unveiled as our tenth signing of the summer, John explained he had no hesitation in getting the deal over the line once he knew of our interest in him.
'This is such a massive club, and as soon as I heard Rangers were in for me, it was a 'yes` straight away. Football is crazy, especially around the last few days of the transfer window, but, as I said, as soon as I heard Rangers were in it was a 'yes` straight away. It has been a bit of a mad few days. I got the phone call on Tuesday night, had to fly up on the Wednesday and finally got it all sorted today.'
Having taken in Ibrox this morning ahead of the final touches being added to the deal, he went on to say.
'It`s amazing. I`ve never seen a stadium which looks so compact and it`s just brilliant. When you`re getting 50,000 people and the stadium is a sellout, you can only be happy with that. It`s going to be an amazing time for me and I`m sure I will enjoy it.'
Having tasted Premier League football aged only 18, he's sure he can adjust to life at Rangers quickly and he's looking to kick on.
'I went into the Premier League at the age of 18, and you don`t really expect to get the call-up for that, and our first game was against West Ham which was massive for me. Then, I managed to do well and stay in the team for more-or-less the rest of that season. There were different managers that came in, so my career I think has stalled a little at the minute, but hopefully I can kick on from here. And what better team to do that at than Glasgow Rangers?'
'I don`t think I was playing enough games and getting the games I needed. But Rangers are such a massive club, and coming up here and hopefully doing that will hopefully be good for me. I`m 22, and I need to go out and play games at this stage. I`ve not played so many games in the last year or two, so to come up here and do that is only going to be good for me.'