Rangers fans react on Twitter to Toral signing
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers confirmed the loan signing of young midfielder Jon Toral from Arsenal on Thursday afternoon – and Gers supporters on Twitter are delighted.
The 21-year-old midfielder had his loan cut short by La Liga side Granada in the week, enabling a move to the Scottish giants.
It will be the second time Toral has played under manager Mark Warburton after having already played for him at Championship side Brentford.
He had long been liked with a move to the Glasgow-based club and it was announced on Thursday that he had joined until the end of the season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 12, 2017
Rangers fans on social media are happy to see the deal completed and many are eager to find out what he has to offer their side.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Didn't take long this signing ????
— D A V I D N I M M O (@Nimsay1872) January 12, 2017
— Liam (@Liam___72) January 12, 2017
Welcome to Rangers. Help bring us that Scottish Cup.
— Jōhn Būchānān (@johnbucky81) January 12, 2017
Toral should be a good addition to our squad well let's hope so
— ALLAN COOPER (@ALLANCOOPER2) January 12, 2017
Hyndman-Toral-Windass will be Warburton's first choice midfield the rest of the season I think
— Mark Youngson (@Youngson_1872) January 12, 2017
As well as Brentford and Granada, Toral has enjoyed a spell out on loan with Championship side Birmingham.
He is yet to make his senior debut for Arsenal, but he will now be keen to impress in the Premiership under a manager he knows well.
Rangers were notably weak in the centre of the park before the transfer window due to Joey Barton leaving and Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter suffering injuries.
However, Warburton has brought Emerson Hyndman in on loan alongside Toral and they will be keen to secure second place when the league restarts later in January.
In other Rangers transfer news, this Gers 26-year-old is set for January move.