RANGERS are today delighted to announce the signing of Jake Hastie on a four-year-deal.

The winger will join the Light Blues from Motherwell with his current deal at Fir Park ends this summer.

20-year-old Hastie is a hot prospect in Scotland having won his first Scotland under-21 caps in recent months. A product of Motherwell’s academy, he was handed his debut in 2016, the same year he lifted the Scottish Youth Cup with the club.

He was loaned out to Airdrieonians for the 2017/18 season where he made 32 appearances, scoring three times.

Hastie spent the first half of this season with Championship Alloa Athletic where he scored four in 23 appearances before he returned to his parent club and began to shine at Scotland’s highest level.

He has been a key part of Motherwell’s new attacking style since the turn of the year, scoring seven goals in 14 appearances since January. He won Premiership Player of the Month for March thanks to his sparkling form.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard today said: “We’re delighted to be able to add Jake to the squad next season.

“He is a talented young player who has performed well for Motherwell in the second half of this season.

“We are always looking to add individuals to our group of players who will improve us and Jake will undoubtedly do that.”

Director of Football Mark Allen said: “We are delighted to add such a talented and young Scottish player to our team for next season.

“We are committed to improving the strength of our squad and this is part of that process. There will be some departures and we hope for a few arrivals which will add greater quality.”

Hastie will join up with the squad when they report for pre-season training in June, alongside other pre-contract signing Jordan Jones, who joins from Kilmarnock.

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