Michael O’Halloran has spoken after his Rangers departure was confirmed – and revealed he wants to lift the Asian Champions League with new side Melbourne City.
O’Halloran has signed a two-year deal with the Australians – part of Manchester City’s global network of clubs – after a disastrous spell at Ibrox.
The 27-year-old revealed he hopes to help Warren Joyce’s side win the A-League before going on to continental success.
“I’m coming with high hopes to play my part in a team that I feel are really going places. I’m really looking forward to getting in, working hard and training,” O’Halloran said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I’m here to improve the team, and to play my part to try and win the league, which is our first and foremost aim, and also to win the Asian Champions League.”
Football Insider verdict:
O’Halloran’s spell at Ibrox is probably the biggest flop at the club in recent years – and he has plenty of competition there. It’s a miracle the former St. Johnstone striker lasted half as long as he did with the Gers and there won’t be may fans sad to see him go. Even now it is hard to see exactly what Mark Warburton saw in the striker to lead him to spend £450,000 on him. Skipping an Under-20s game should have been the end of the striker but he somehow managed to cling on to his Gers career for a further year. Going to Hampden to support Celtic in the Scottish Cup final in May didn’t do him any favours either – and his agent’s attempts at making an excuse only made things even worse for the 27-year-old. Maybe he’ll screw his head on down under and stop making so many stupid mistakes but at 27, he’s not exactly a youngster who is just learning his way.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.