By Danny Wright
Rangers have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Graham Dorrans from Norwich.
A post on the Light Blues’ official Twitter account on Thursday evening announced that the 30-year-old playmaker had penned a three-year deal at Ibrox and becomes the ninth signing of the summer as Pedro Caixinha’s mass overhaul continues.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 6, 2017
Dorrans joins up with Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso, Daniel Candeias, Alfredo Morelos, Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera in signing for Rangers since last season ended.
The 11-times Scotland international is a supporter of Rangers, and couldn’t contain his excitement in his first interview after agreeing terms with the club.
“It feels incredible. It has been a long couple of weeks but to finally get it over the line is an incredible feeling and I just can’t wait to get the boots on and get started,” he said to Rangers TV, as quoted on the club’s official website.
“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time to come to a football club like this. The size of this football club is incredible – I’ve obviously had great times down in England, especially at West Brom, but growing up, I knew I always wanted to come to this football club and when the chance came around I jumped at it.”
The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Norwich had accepted a bid from the Glaswegians that is worth £750,000 but includes future add-ons.
It was understood that the funds from Barrie McKay’s sale to Nottingham Forest were used to purchase Dorrans from the Canaries.
Glasgow-born Dorrans is returning to Scottish football after spending nine years south of the border in spells with West Brom and Norwich.
The ex-Livingston youngster made 142 appearances in the Premier League with the Baggies and played a crucial role in helping them become a stable top-flight club.
Football Insider Verdict
Caixinha has made a lot of signings this summer – perhaps too many – but Dorrans’ move to Ibrox is arguably the one that makes most sense. The midfielder is a Gers fan through and through, so there’s no doubt that he will be putting every drop of blood, sweat and tears into every single performance. He used to go missing from games with West Brom in the Premier League, but with a few extra years of experience on his shoulders and playing against weaker opposition, he should begin to flourish. Dorrans would make a perfect partnership with Jack in the centre of midfield. Both are hungry, passionate players who have a lot of skill to their game.