By Azeem Siddiqui

13th Jul, 2022 | 7:45am

Rangers signing Rabbi Matondo shares what got him to make move to Ibrox

Wales young winger Rabbi Matondo has revealed that he felt just ‘right’ when an opportunity came to join Rangers.

The 21-year-old spent the last season on loan at Cercle Brugge which was a successful one for his evolution as a footballer.

Matondo was quoted in a report by Daily Record where he highlighted the reasons behind joining the 2021/22 Europa League runners-up.

“I just feel like everything about the club feels right,” Matondo said. “Speaking to Ross and the gaffer and my family as well, we all know how massive Rangers is, and the interest they had in me from the get-go, I really appreciate it.

“I’m grateful for it and now I just want to give back everything they’ve given to me so far. So, yeah, I just feel like it’s the right step to come to a massive club like Rangers.

“Obviously we talked a lot about football, how they see me fitting in at Rangers and how they’ve been looking at me and scouting me.

“So there have been some very good conversations and they made me even more excited to pull the Rangers top on.

“It’s not every day you sign for a manager the size of Giovanni. So I’m grateful that he’s had an interest in me and he thinks I’ll fit his team and his style of play.”

Crucial Asset

Considering Matondo’s influence during his loan spell in Belgium, he would definitely be an asset to his new club.

In the 2021-22 Belgium League, the 21-year-old scored nine goals and provided two assists in 26 appearances [Transfermarkt].

Despite his preference to play as an attacking midfielder, the Wales international can play wide on either side to support his striker.

That is something that Rangers manager Van Bronckhorst would essentially need considering the lack of attacking depth he had last season.

In the 2021-22 season, the injuries sustained by the Gers were so much that they had to virtually play a makeshift lineup against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final.

In other Rangers news, the club’s bid to seal this major new signing has been hijacked by a team in Europe.