View: Matondo joins Welsh talents at the top of British football as he makes Rangers move
Rangers’ new signing Rabbi Matondo has become another member of the Welsh international team to burst onto the scene after his high-profile move.
The 21-year-old left Bundesliga outfit, Schalke 04, and signed a four-year deal with the Europa League finalists on 12 July.
The forward spoke about his delight at signing for the Gers as well as revealing his excitement to meet the Ibrox faithful.
Speaking on the club’s official website, Matondo said: “I am absolutely buzzing to have signed for a club as big as Rangers.
“I am just looking forward to getting on the pitch at Ibrox in front of the amazing fans we have here at Rangers and I am excited.”
He has been a player who has shown promise since coming through the Manchester City youth academy before leaving the Sky Blues to join Schalke in 2019 for a fee of £8m.
The winger, who originally born in Liverpool, made 31 appearances for the German club and scored twice, but made a big impact on two loan spells to Stoke City and Cercle Brugge in Belgium, where he scored 11 goals in 38 appearances for the two clubs.
The versatile forward has also made 11 appearances for the Welsh international team and joins a talented cohort of young Welsh international players, that have either made high-profile moves or are already plying their trade at the top of world football.
Matondo joins players like Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson and Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu as just some of the exciting talents manager Rob Page has at his disposal.
He will be hoping to make a big impact in Scotland and further his development as Ampadu and Johnson have both made.
In other news, Burnley’s Nathan Collins is to undergo a medical at Wolves.