By David Woods

21st Jun, 2018 | 1:58pm

Done deal: Rangers complete seventh signing of busy summer

Rangers have completed a two-year deal for former Liverpool right-back Jon Flanagan.

Flanagan was released early from his Liverpool contract and former teammate Steven Gerrard has swooped to nab him on a free, making him the seventh signing in what’s been a busy summer for Rangers.

The news of Flanagan’s deal was announced on the official Rangers Twitter page on Thursday lunchtime.

Football Insider verdict:

Rangers are getting stronger with every transfer they make this summer. That might sound a bit obvious but it wasn’t necessarily the case last summer when a string of poor players were brought in through the Ibrox gates. Plus, Flanagan makes seven so far and Rangers show no signs of stopping as Gerrard looks to completely overhaul the squad that failed to even make the runners-up spot in the Premiership last season. Flanagan makes a whole lot of sense. He’s a player who has bags of talent but his career has taken a few wrong turns, not least when he was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend. We’re not going to dwell on that here, what’s done is done and Flanagan has had to take his punishment and he’ll live with what he did for the rest of his life. All we’re interested in now is whether he can deliver in front of a rabid Rangers crowd next season. There is one more question that’s been thrown up by this deal though – will James Tavernier stay and will Flanagan provide competition? Or does this deal mean Gerrard can cash in on Tavernier and bring even more players in? It’s a win-win for Rangers and Celtic must be getting a little twitchy at the quality of players that Gerrard is bringing in, even though they’d never admit it.

In other Rangers transfer news, Steven Gerrard has revealed the Gers ‘love’ this Ibrox star.

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