Clinton Nsiala bids farewell to AC Milan as Rangers transfer signing thanks giants for 'making him a man'

Clinton Nsiala has thanked AC Milan for "making him a man" as he bid farewell to become Rangers' newest summer signing.

The young defender, 20, was announced as a pre-contract acquisition for Philippe Clement's side who will officially make the move to Glasgow from Italy on July 1. Recruitment chief Nils Koppen told how excited he was to get the deal over the line and Nsiala, too, was pleased to make the switch.

But on confirming the news that he'd be a Ranger heading into next season, the Frenchman also had to say his goodbyes to the club who brought him up through their academy.

Thanking Milan coach Ignazio Abate, Nsiala took to social media to send a message to the club, staff and supporters.

"It's time to say goodbye to this team, I'm doing its after three years of personal and professional growth," he wrote via Instagram.

"A team that became family and took me as a child and now leaves me as a man. A team and a coach who believed in me until the end.

"Speaking of coaching, Ignazio Abate, if I am what I am today besides my feet and hard work, it's all because of you, who have always believed in me and continue to do so.

"Proud to wear the AC Milan shirt. Thank you for the support. Thank you to AC Milan. The journey continues. #NzambeInControl."