TRANSFER NEWS: Attacking midfielder Rangers sold for…

Attacking midfielder Rangers sold for just £100,000 has now completed ‘significant’ MLS transfer.

Former Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks has completed a ‘significant’ move to Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake nearly seven years since leaving Ibrox.

Rangers’ transfer policy under Mark Warburton was questionable to say the least.

The influx of veteran players such as Clint Hill, Philippe Senderos, Niko Kranjcar and Joey Barton didn’t exactly reap rewards.

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Rangers also looked to land younger talents from England with Jordan Rossiter and Joe Dodoo arriving with real excitement but sadly falling flat at Ibrox.

Raiding Accrington Stanley for two players left some fans underwhelmed and whilst Josh Windass turned out to be a recent player, Matt Crooks endured a forgettable time at Ibrox.

Former Rangers talent Matt Crooks earns MLS move

Crooks penned a pre-contract agreement with Rangers alongside Windass having showed huge promise at Accrington.

The 6ft 4in midfielder showed an ability to score goals from midfield and Rangers snapped him up in the belief that he could shine under Warburton.

That didn’t happen; Crooks played just three times for Rangers before being loaned to Scunthorpe United and then sold to Northampton Town.

Crooks started to get back on track with the Cobblers, hitting 10 goals in 57 games to earn himself a Championship move, smashing 21 goals in 97 games for Rotherham United.

Crooks has continued to find the net for Boro, but has now decided to make a big move at the age of 30.

Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake have confirmed the signing of Crooks, handing him a deal through the 2026 MLS campaign.

Crooks is seen as a player who can help Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoff pursuit moving forward and reports from the North East suggest that Boro will receive a ‘significant’ fee.

Crooks has really bounced back from his difficult spell at Rangers and his big move to the United States will now see him rub shoulders with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez; not bad for a player Rangers barely even used.

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