Clinton Nsiala explains huge factor in Rangers transfer decision and 'pride' at moving to Ibrox

Clinton Nsiala has revealed Philippe Clement was a big factor in his decision to move to Rangers with the defender feeling immense pride.

Gers previously announced the defender had signed a pre-contract with them and would join up as soon as his AC Milan deal expired. That has now happened and the 20-year-old has arrived at their Auchenhowie training base and already got to work with his new teammates.

Nsiala is excited about his future at Ibrox but also very proud to have been signed by such a prestigious club. Working with the manager was a huge pull for him, both because of his track record at working at other big clubs but also at bringing through younger players.

The Frenchman told Rangers TV: “First of all, there’s a huge sense of pride .This club is legendary, with lots of titles and lots of prestige, including in Europe. I’m honestly very honoured to sign for this club.

"I know it’s a club that the fans are very committed to. They put so much heart in getting behind the team in every competition. I feel a big sense of responsibility, and lots of anticipation and excitement about experiencing the atmosphere too.

“I know he [the manager] coached at Monaco, as well as in the Belgian league. He always puts a lot of faith in young players. As a young player, that was a big factor for me in my decision to come to Glasgow.

"It helps to have a coach like Philippe Clement. He gives a lot of support to young players, and that doesn’t make it feel like a big step. Having a coach like that will help me progress, so I’m not focused on the step up from academy to senior level.”