Rangers have finalized the deal to sign the 16-year-old Charlie Lindsay on a three-year-contract. The Northern Ireland youth international will join the Rangers Academy to develop further.
Growing up as Rangers manager, Gerrard, fan, Charlie Lindsay can play as a midfielder or out wide.
After the signing, Rangers’ Sporting Director Ross Wilson elaborated:
“We are really excited that Charlie will join Rangers upon the transfer window opening and international clearance being received.
“Charlie is one of the most sought after youngsters in the United Kingdom and we are delighted that he sees Rangers as the best place for him to continue in the development of his undoubted talent.”
Head of Academy Craig Mulholland shed more light on the type of player that Lindsay is:
“Charlie is a player who has been a priority for us for some time and we are delighted that he has chosen Rangers.
“He is an attacking midfield player who is one of the youngest to play senior football in Northern Ireland. Charlie was identified initially by our excellent scout in Northern Ireland, Phil Cowen, and having watched him many times it is clear his attributes fit the characteristics we look for in a Rangers player.
“He is quick, aggressive and loves to make runs beyond strikers to break the back line and has great finishing ability. Perhaps his biggest quality however is his single minded desire to improve, his obsession to be the best and a focussed maturity rarely found in one so young.”
Speaking after signing the contract, Lindsay explained that he wants to share his new manager’s obsession for football.
“He is so humble.
“I had breakfast with him at the club one day and he is brilliant, a really nice guy. The first time I met him he just shook my hand, looked me in the eye and made me feel so comfortable.
“What a player he was. He is an absolute legend, but you wouldn’t think that when you meet him. I had a really good chat with him and really enjoyed it.
“I heard him say in an interview once that you have to be obsessed to be a footballer and that is how I try to live my life. It’s still hard to believe that I have signed for him – I now just can’t wait to get over there and get working with him.”