Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Turkish delight as Miller leaves Rangers for Bursaspor

Former Glasgow Rangers player Kenny Miller, is seen with supporters of his new club Bursaspor at the Bursa airport, Turkey, late Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

Rangers have agreed a deal in principle with Bursaspor for Kenny Miller to join the Turkish champions.

Miller trained with Bursaspor yesterday after agreeing terms with the team Rangers knocked out of Europe earlier this season.

Ranger later revealed they were ‘awaiting paperwork’ before the transfer is completed.

Miller, who scored in a 1-1 Champions League draw against Bursaspor in December, was earlier met by fans chanting his name at Istanbul airport, with green-and-white scarves placed over his shoulders by the Bursaspor supporters.

He then travelled to Bursa by helicopter before the club announced that Miller had reached an agreement with them and promptly began selling his new number 18 shirt with his name on the back.

The Scotland striker was then introduced to the Bursaspor players before taking part in a 90-minute training session and was quoted on the Bursaspor official website as saying he looked forward to pushing for the title with his new club. The 31-year-old's Ibrox contract was due to expire this summer, leaving him free to talk to other clubs this month.

The move, for a reported contract worth £50,000 per week, brings an end to the speculation shrouding Miller's future destination.

However, it is still unclear whether he will return to Ibrox for the remainder of the campaign as the Glasgow side are yet to confirm a fee for his immediate release has been reached.

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