Rangers rebuild continues as 20-year-old Clinton Nsiala is secured on pre-contract deal from AC Milan

  • Young French defender failed to make the breakthrough at the San Siro 
  • Nsiala becomes boss Philippe Clement’s third signing since the season ended 

Rangers have secured a deal to sign French defender Clinton Nsiala on a pre-contract agreement from AC Milan.

The 20-year-old centre-back came through the ranks at Nantes and is a former youth international with France.

Nsiala has spent the last three years at Milan playing for their Under-19s side, who reached the final of the UEFA Youth League last season.

He was on the fringes of the first-team and was included in some matchday squads, although he never made a senior appearance for the Serie A giants.

Nsiala becomes Rangers’ third summer signing as part of what is expected to be a major rebuild under Philippe Clement.

Clinton Nsiala has spent the last three years playing for AC Milan’s Under-19 side

Nsiala failed to play for Milan's first team but will now have the chance to star under Clement

Nsiala failed to play for Milan’s first team but will now have the chance to star under Clement

The Ibrox club had already tied up deals to sign Brazilian left-back Jefte and Colombian winger Oscar Cortes.

On the signing of Nsiala, Rangers director of recruitment Nils Koppen said: ‘We are excited to add a talented young player in Clinton to the squad.

‘He joins as an exciting talent who we believe can develop and take his next steps under our manager, Philippe Clement, and his staff.

‘We look forward to welcoming Clinton to Glasgow as we continue to shape the squad ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.’

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