By Peter Lynch

23rd May, 2023 | 7:09pm

Done deal: Rangers agree fee to sell Kane Ritchie-Hosler as he jets out to Spain

Rangers have agreed a fee to sell youngster Kane Ritchie-Hosler to Dunfermline Athletic.

The 20-year-old has joined the club on a three-year deal, having spent last season on loan at the Scottish League One side.

They will be playing in the Scottish Championship next season after winning the Scottish League One.

“Dunfermline Athletic Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Kane Ritchie-Hosler for an undisclosed fee, from Rangers Football Club,” according to the official Dunfermline website.

“Kane has signed a three-year contract with the club. The 20-year-old, who was on loan last season from Rangers, now makes the move permanent. Before flying off on a summer break to Marbella this evening Kane described his feelings about the move.

“‘I’m buzzing, it wasn’t really a hard choice. I’m delighted to be back and with the boys, it is what I wanted and with the reception I got from the fans it will be good to be back. It should be great.’”

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Ritchie-Hosler had to be patient to showcase his talents at Dunfermline, but when given the chance, it didn’t take the youngster long to impress.

Rangers B and Academy have wished the 20-year-old the very best for the future on Twitter, a future which definitely seems bright given his performances during his loan spell.

Like many youngsters at the Gers, the youngster was perhaps faced with the tough decision of fighting for a spot in the hugely competitive first-team squad, or else making a name for himself elsewhere.

And bravely, Ritchie-Hosler has chosen the latter option, with the player able to now kick on and prove he can cut it in the Scottish Championship.

His exit will be one of several this summer as Rangers manager Michael Beale looks to put his stamp on things at Ibrox, ahead of what will be a huge season for both himself and the club as they look to narrow the gap between themselves and fierce rivals Celtic.

In other Rangers news, one BBC pundit believes Preston signing exit-bound attacker Scott Wright would be a “cheap gamble” but isn’t sure he would be good enough for the English side.