Jake Hastie will “undoubtedly” improve Rangers, said manager after the club confirmed the summer signing of the Motherwell winger.

The 20-year-old, who has made just 17 first-team appearances for Motherwell, has agreed a four-year contract.

Hastie broke into the first-team at Fir Park after returning in January from his loan spell with Alloa Athletic.

“He is a talented young player who has performed well in the second half of this season,” Gerrard said.

“We are always looking to add individuals to our group of players who will improve us and Jake will undoubtedly do that.”

Motherwell said the two clubs will “now try and agree a suitable compensation package that is acceptable to both parties”.

Hastie, who had a spell on loan to Airdrieonians last season, made 23 appearances for Championship side Alloa Athletic in the first half of the season, scoring three times, before finding the net six times in 17 outings for his parent club.

He has been nominated by his fellow professionals for the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year Award, along with Rangers winger Ryan Kent, Motherwell team-mate David Turnbull and Aberdeen midfielder Le Ferguson.

Rangers director of football Mark Allen told his club website: “We are committed to improving the strength of our squad and this is part of that process.

“There will be some departures and we hope for a few arrivals, which will add greater quality.”

Rangers have previously announced that Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones will move to Ibrox this summer.


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