Flanagan moves to Rangers
Jon Flanagan, who spent the 2016/17 season on loan with us, has today signed a two year contract with Rangers following his release from Liverpool and rejoins his former Anfield team mate Steven Gerrard who is now manager at the Scottish Premiership club.
Gerrard’s first signing was that of Scott Arfield who opted for a move from Burnley, and Flanagan, who played alongside Arfield, is number seven.
Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Bolton, Flanagan will now play his football in Scotland’s top league. He said today: “I’m delighted to be here. When I got the call from my agent and then spoke to Stevie, it was a no-brainer for me.
“The size of the club and what the fans are about, I’m just delighted to be here and hopefully I can show the fans what I’m all about. I played with the manager at Liverpool, and he was a big part of me coming here. I obviously know all about the club, but Stevie was a massive influence on me coming here as well.
“I think I’m a no nonsense footballer. I think I keep it simple, I don’t mind a tackle, and when the going gets tough, I think I still around and I am mentally strong. I think I am different to the full backs we have got here now, so it will be exciting and there is a lot of competition for places.”
Flanagan didn’t have the best of seasons at Burnley. He made his debut in the debacle that was the League Cup defeat at Accrington and, despite being able to play on the right or left, he was unable to dislodge either Matt Lowton or Stephen Ward. After that game at Accrington, he played just nine more games. Four of those were starts in the FA Cup while in the league he started three games and three times came on as a substitute.Follow UpTheClarets:
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