Rangers complete pre-contract signing of exciting Championship defender

Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson has signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.

The agreement means that the defender, whose current deal at Vitality Stadium expires in the summer, will remain with Bournemouth until the end of the 2020/21 campaign, before becoming a Rangers player on July 1.

Born in London but raised in Weymouth, Simpson first joined the Cherries at the age of 12.

In 2017 he became the first academy graduate to start a Premier League game for the club.

To date the 24-year-old has made 35 appearances for the Cherries including eight in the Championship this season.

Simpson fits Rangers profile


Director of football Ross Wilson told the Rangers website: “We are always looking at how we can improve and Jack fits the profile that we are looking to add as we develop and move the squad forward again.

“His contractual situation at Bournemouth provided a natural and attractive moment for us to pursue Jack’s signature.

“It has been well publicised that he has been a much-coveted player south of the border.

“But from our first discussion with Jack, we could see how the opportunity to join Rangers was one that was very appealing to him.”