Belfast Telegraph

Weiss joins Gers

Rangers have won the race to sign Slovakia international Vladimir Weiss.

The Manchester City winger has joined the Scottish champions on a one-year loan deal.

He arrived in Glasgow earlier on Thursday to complete the move, having also been linked with Old Firm rivals Celtic, as well as Stuttgart and Sampdoria.

Rangers announced Weiss will be paraded at midday on Friday at Murray Park.

Weiss was taken to the club's Murray Park training complex where the deal was finalised with Rangers chief executive Martin Bain and the highly-rated 20-year-old is now set to go straight into the squad for Sunday's SPL clash with Hibernian at Easter Road.

He found himself in demand after impressing at the World Cup in South Africa this summer and his capture will be seen as a major coup for the Light Blues.

He becomes Walter Smith`s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of James Beattie from Stoke last week.

Prior to Beattie, Smith had not purchased a player for two years but Weiss will soon be joined by Nikica Jelavic.

The Croatian will arrive at Murray Park on Friday for a medical and to conclude personal terms after the Ibrox club finally reached agreement with Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

Jelavic refused to play for Rapid in Thursday night`s Europa League play-off against Aston Villa as he tried to force the Austrian club into paving the way for the transfer which will reportedly cost the Ibrox club around £4million.

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