RANGERS Academy are pleased to announce the signing of 18 year old USA under-17 goalkeeper, Aaron Cervantes from Orange County SC.
This deal illustrates the continued close working partnership between Rangers and Orange County SC. Aaron, an Orange County native, was the youngest ever professional signing for Orange County and is the first permanent professional signing between our partner club in the USA and Rangers.
He has already represented the USA in the under-17 World Cup in 2019 and has experienced first-team action for Orange County with 18 appearances to date.
Aaron has also played with the USA Men’s National Team during the 2018 Four Nations Tournament and the 2018 Sportchain Cup in Spain.
As part of our player pathway at Rangers, Aaron will continue to train with Orange County before a first team loan experience in January to a European club to enhance his development and gain further first team experience.
Head of Academy, Craig Mulholland commented: “We are delighted to welcome Aaron to Rangers and have enjoyed watching his excellent progress with our partners at Orange County.
"He has been exposed at an early age to first team football and will now continue this with a loan in Europe as part of this creative agreement.
"If these young talents show outstanding potential, then they can participate in a jointly developed plan to reach one of Europe’s biggest clubs making Orange County one of the most attractive options for the best young players in the US.
"There are so many exciting player development facets to the partnership and this signing is only that start of some of these innovative concepts being realised. "We wish Aaron well in his Rangers career and we know he is looking forward to working with our excellent goalkeeping and loans staff to take the next steps in his journey."