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Liverpool sign Wilson from Rangers

Scottish Young Player of the Year Danny Wilson has joined Liverpool FC from Rangers FC, becoming the club's third summer signing following the arrivals of Joe Cole and Milan Jovanović.

Danny Wilson (left) in action for Rangers against Celtic last season
Danny Wilson (left) in action for Rangers against Celtic last season ©Getty Images

Liverpool FC have completed their second transfer in as many days with the signing of 18-year-old Scottish Young Player of the Year Danny Wilson from Rangers FC.

The centre-back follows Joe Cole to Anfield and has joined on a three-year contract for a reported €2.3m which could rise to €6m depending on appearances. The Scottish Under-19 international makes the move after an impressive breakthrough season for Rangers in which he scored once in 24 appearances following his debut in a League Cup quarter-final against Dundee FC on 27 October.

He also claims the distinction of being the youngest player to represent Rangers in a UEFA Champions League match – having featured against FC Unirea Urziceni a week later in only his second game for the Glasgow side. "This is a massive challenge for me," said Wilson. "I will be playing for one of the biggest teams in the world. It wasn't a difficult decision to come here as Liverpool are not a team who come in for you every day."

Wilson is the fourth new face at Anfield after Cole, striker Milan Jovanović and manager Roy Hodgson who succeeded Rafael Benítez on 1 July. Liverpool will learn their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round opponents on Thursday when FK Rabotnicki, of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Armenia's FC Mika conclude their second qualifying round tie.

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