Rangers have confirmed the signing of English right-back Dujon Sterling from Chelsea on a free transfer, making him their second signing of the summer.
Scottish giants Rangers took to their Twitter account to announce the signing of the 23-year-old on a four-year deal after he signed a pre-contract agreement with the club until the summer of 2027. He will officially become a Rangers player on July 1st.
Sterling joins fellow Englishman Kieran Dowell in moving to Ibrox ahead of the 2023-24 season as the club continues to rebuild its squad to challenge Celtic, who ran away with the SPFL title in style and are one win away from securing a domestic treble.
Rangers signed Sterling on the recommendation of manager Michael Beale, who had previously worked with him as a youngster in Chelsea’s academy.
Rangers news: Dujon Sterling to challenge Tavernier for starting spot
Sterling is a brilliant right-back whose development has been stunted in recent seasons by a mysterious illness which kept him from reaching his maximum potential.
The Chelsea academy graduate enjoyed a successful 2022-23 season in the Championship with Stoke City, making 26 appearances in the competition. He had previously spent time at Coventry City, Wigan Athletic, and Blackpool on loan from the Blues.
Sterling was tipped to make the cut at Chelsea following an impressive youth career at the club but his health failed him, ending his hopes of a career at the club. He made his debut for the club aged 17 in 2017 and failed to make any other appearances before he was sent on loan.
The 23-year-old will challenge James Tavernier for the right-back position at the club, providing competition and cover. He will be looking to impress quickly and show his worth to the Light Blues.