Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on

By Matt Farr

Rangers have completed the signing of young Celtic goalkeeper Aidan McAdams, it has been confirmed.

The Scottish club announced on their official website and academy Twitter account on Friday that the 18-year-old stopper had put pen-to-paper on a three-year-deal at Ibrox.

The signing of the highly-rated youngster from Celtic marks a rare piece of business conducted with their biggest rivals.

McAdams was the first-choice goalkeeper for Scotland’s Under-17 side at the European Championship last year, conceding five goals from three matches as winless Scotland were eliminated from the group-stages.

But he was also part of the side that competed in the Victory Shield the season before, and a future role in the Scotland senior setup will no doubt be the overall objective.

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McAdams rose through the academy ranks at Celtic but was forced to play a backup role at the club last term during their UEFA Youth League campaign.

The Scottish Sun claim that an agreement was struck between the two sides that could see Celtic land over £150,000 for the player.

It was further reported that Rangers had fought off late competition from a number of English clubs.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers have a plan in place for their young talent, and McAdams could have an important role to play in the coming years. He will begin in the youth team setup, but depending on his level of progression and development, McAdams could find himself challenging the likes of Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick for a first-team spot in the near future. But the question will be asked as to why Celtic allowed the highly-rated goalkeeper to leave Parkhead if he was destined for stardom, not to mention why he has been granted a move to rivals Rangers.

In other Rangers transfer news, the club have also confirmed the signing of his international duo.

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