Former Ibrox legend sealed Garner’s move to Rangers

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Joe Garner has revealed how he was sold on his move to Rangers by former Ibrox skipper Lorenzo Amoruso.

The £1.7million striker sealed his switch from Preston on Saturday after admitting it was too good a move to turn down.

Lorenzo Amoruso challenges Bayer Leverkusen's Uls Kirsten at Ibrox in UEFA Cup  during his days at Rangers

Lorenzo Amoruso challenges Bayer Leverkusen's Uls Kirsten at Ibrox in UEFA Cup during his days at Rangers

Garner revealed he has had one eye on the Light Blues since his days as a teenager at Blackburn, when he shared a dressing room with Italian defender Amoruso.

Garner - who has signed a three-year deal after being lured north by Mark Warburton - told RangersTV: “You’ve seen some massive stars up here, and when I was a kid at Blackburn, Lorenzo Amoruso came down from Rangers and didn’t shut up about what it was like when he was here.

“So I have memories of that, and now I’m just really looking forward to getting involved and playing my part here.

“It was a couple of weeks ago now I first heard about the interest from Rangers and once I spoke to the manager here and heard his ideas, I knew there was only one place I wanted to go and I really wanted to be a part of things here.

“I spoke to a few other clubs, but I was happy with where I was at the time, but once Rangers came in I felt it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. The possibility of winning trophies and medals, as well as playing in front of massive crowds every week, really made me want to be a part of things.”