Alan Hutton has been left raving after Rangers confirmed the signing of young striker James Graham from Ross County.

The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits he has “heard rumours” about how exciting a talent the hot prospect is.

Rangers confirmed last week that they had secured the signing of the 16-year-old hitman from Ross County, with the Daily Record reporting a £45,000 fee.

Hutton believes that the Gers have pulled off a great bit of business for the teenager and admits he is excited by the club’s policy of signing up and coming talents.

Hutton told Football Insider: “It shows you the direction that Rangers are going in. I’ve heard rumours about this kid for a while now, he’s only 16, I’m pretty sure he’ll go into the academy squad, £45,000 I think it was for a youngster.

“It’s a good deal for someone with such big potential, it’s definitely one for the future. It shows what Rangers are all about, they’re building something. It’s not just about right now, it’s about years to come. 

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“Another young exciting player, hopefully he can hit the ground running and as fans we always like to see the youngsters coming through, getting their chance and hopefully he’ll get that chance.” 

While he is yet to make his senior bow, Graham had been playing for Ross County’s under-18s prior to his move to Ibrox.

He joins Charlie Lindsay as a new recruit for the Gers’ academy, with the Northern Ireland youth international joining from Glentoran in early June.

In other Rangers news, a journalist has waxed lyrical to Football Insider as the club finalise “outstanding” new signing.

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