By Daniel Feliciano

12th Jul, 2022 | 3:10pm

Rabbi Matondo rejected other Scottish Premiership team to sign for Rangers - Fraser Fletcher

Rangers beat off competition from another unnamed Scottish Premiership side to the signing of Rabbi Matondo, according to reliable journalist Fraser Fletcher.

The light blues confirmed the signing of the Wales international on a four-year contract on Tuesday morning, after completing a £2.5m deal with Bundesliga side Schalke.

But there was reportedly interest from another Scottish side before that deal was done, and Matondo instead opted to move to Ibrox to join the Europa League finalists and Scottish Cup winners.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Fletcher said; “Rabbi Matondo had the option to join another Scottish Premier League club during his exit talks from Schalke over the last month.

“However Rangers offer was accepted and the Welsh international has joined last year’s Europa League finalists.”

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At the reported price of £2.5m, there aren’t many clubs in the country that could possibly have been in for Matondo other than Rangers, Celtic and maybe Hearts.

That makes the likelihood of us beating out Celtic to a major signing high, and further proves that we’re the biggest and best club in the country.

Matondo is a speedy winger who offers a goal threat and creativity from wide positions, but he’s also capable of moving central too and adds more quality and depth to the attacking areas of the pitch.

At just 21-years-old he is sure to be a signing with one eye on the future but he has top flight experience to be able to contribute to the team immediately and help replace the outgoing Joe Aribo.

Fans can rest assured that despite not lifting the title last season, the club are still heading in the right direction and players still want to play for Rangers.

In other Rangers news, Van Bronckhorst is set to make a major decision with a senior ace expected to be axed