By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight after Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield reportedly signed a contract running until 2022 with the club ahead of the summer window.
The Est Consultancy Twitter account, which is a very reliable source of news about the Light Blues, reported on Tuesday night that the midfielder, 29, put pen to paper on an agreement earlier in the day.
Est Consultancy explained that Arfield signed a three-year contract with the option for a fourth year in what it claimed was a “major coup” for the club.
A coup for Rangers seeing Arfield sign.
Three year deal with option of a fourth supposedly inked earlier.
More of these type of players are a necessity.
Now, to clear out those who don’t want to be here.
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) April 24, 2018
Former Falkirk player Arfield is Scottish but plays for Canada, who he has represented 12 times, and has spent the last five years at Burnley after joining from Huddersfield in 2013.
The 6ft left-sided midfielder is out of contract at Turf Moor in the summer and is available on a free contract.
Rangers fans almost universally agree that the capture of Arfield is a smart piece of business as they look to close the gap on Celtic, who are on course for a second consecutive treble.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Good signing man
— Stevie (@StevieC_27) April 24, 2018
Is the rumours or are you actually ‘ in the know’ on this one ?
— Dave M (@1872DaveM) April 24, 2018
Is this confirmed??
— peter downie (@peterdownie1988) April 24, 2018
Exactly the type of player we should be targeting. He will improve our midfield massively
— Jaymuz (@jaymuz1974) April 24, 2018
legit? or rumoured and alex neil? any truth
— Ian drennan (@Darthvad3r80) April 24, 2018
— Chris Softley (@softley83) April 24, 2018
I think we need to start looking at left footed players because theres no balance in our team at all
— Gasha (@Shagar66) April 24, 2018
The updated development from the Est Consultancy account comes after well-placed sources close to the situation told Football Insider that Arfield has told Rangers director of football Mark Allen he will join them as soon as the transfer window.