RANGERS are delighted to announce the signing of Charlie McCann from Manchester United.
The 19-year-old midfielder joins David McCallum’s B Team as the squad continue to compete in the Lowland League campaign this season.
The Light Blue sat down exclusively with RangersTV after he signed a three-year deal at the club. He said: “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. 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!
“I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I need the next step and this is the best option for me to make that and hopefully push myself to get nearer the first team. The staff here and the people that I spoke to me made it clear their intentions and everything that they said interested me so much.”
The young Ger expressed his excitement to work at the Rangers Training Centre with professionals and its facilities, saying: “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.”
Charlie is looking forward to competing in the Lowland League this season with the B Team and progress his game further within the campaign. He added “I’m really looking forward to it, I know that the lads have started well this season and what I’ve been told about the league is that it is very competitive. It’s going to be a good way to start by going straight into a men’s league.
Head of Academy, Craig Mullholland commented: “We are delighted to recruit Charlie in our emerging talent space. Our recruitment team lead by Andy Scoulding and David Stevenson have been tracking Charlie for some time, know him very well and we see clear attributes which fit with the playing identity shared across the first team and our Professional Development Phase.
"Charlie will now develop initially in our B Team, being exposed to competitive men’s football in front of large numbers of Rangers fans, and learn the style and identity we require from our players under David and Brian. Ross Wilson was really clear when he joined that in order to create a modern winning Rangers that we develop the best talent through our Academy, as Nathan Patterson did from the age of 8, but also recruit the best emerging talent externally, and Charlie absolutely fits this bill.
"He has an excellent personality which, having met his parents, is driven from a strong family unit and this will allow Charlie to embrace the high quality environment, staff and provision we now have at Rangers. We all wish Charlie well as he starts his exciting Rangers journey."