Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has said it is an exciting time to be joining the Light Blues after agreeing a four-year deal with the Ibrox giants.

The Canada international left Turf Moor after his contract ended with the Clarets and the 29-year-old becomes Steven Gerrard’s first signing since taking over as manager.

Arfield thinks if players aren’t excited by the prospect of being at Ibrox and playing under the Liverpool icon then they “shouldn’t walk through the front door.”

“You look what it’s done for the country, never mind this club,” Arfield said, during a press conference to confirm his signing and broadcast on YouTube.

“With the rise of social media, and everything that comes with it, if you don’t get excited by it you shouldn’t walk through the front door.

“It’s going to be exciting times for this football club and I’m so happy to be part of this.”

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Football Insider verdict

Everyone should be excited to be around the Gers right now – if only for the feeling that they are entering the unknown with Gerrard. The signing of Arfield is a great bit of business for the Gers and getting someone in who has played in the Premier League for a number of years and proven to be a quality player. The Gers now need to focus on shoring up their incredibly leaky defence and bringing in replacements for the departing David Bates and Russell Martin. Gerrard has a little over eight weeks before his first competitive game to get as much of his squad assembled as possible and get them integrated with the existing players he decides to retain. The Liverpool legend faces a mighty task to get it done before the first game in the Europa League bit with Arfield’s deal done and announced with less than 24 hours gone from the end of the final game of the season, it looks as though the Gers are well ahead in their preparation for next season.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are firmly in the running with Celtic to sign this £120,000-a-week Premier League player who wants to move on in the summer.

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