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Last Updated: Friday, 7 July 2006, 15:09 GMT 16:09 UK
Rangers clinch Clement signature
New Rangers signing Jeremy Clement
Midfielder Clement is the fourth major summer signing by Le Guen
Jeremy Clement has become Paul le Guen's latest signing for Rangers and will join up with the squad for their pre-season tour of South Africa.

The French Under-21 international, who will cost 1.1m, said: "I really can't wait to be part of Rangers and to experience playing for their fans.

"Everything I have seen at Ibrox is great, and the manager and his assistant Yves Colleu I know well.

"I want to further my career with Rangers under Paul Le Guen."

The 21-year-old - who has signed a three-year deal - was impressed with his guided tour by Ibrox officials and is excited about the next step in his career.

If I didn't know how big a club Rangers were before, I do now
New Rangers signing Jeremy Clement

"I had a tour of the stadium, the training ground and Glasgow and I was blown away by it all.

"I was told by Paul Le Guen to go back to France to relax and think things over for a few days but I didn't need that time, " he added.

"If I didn't know how big a club Rangers were before, I do now.

"My mind was made up by the time I'd left Scotland.

"I'm a young man who is about to make a big change in his life.

"But with Paul Le Guen and the Scottish people behind me I know it won't take me long to settle in."

Rangers beat off competition from St Etienne, Paris Saint-Germain and Troyes for his signature.

And the former Lyon player - who was given his professional debut by Le Guen at the Stade Gerland - admitted moving to Scotland was a surprise.

"Going abroad to play was never in my dreams - I only ever thought about making it as a professional in French football," he said.

Le Guen was delighted with Clement's arrival after a six-week wait.

He told the club website: "I worked with Jeremy at Lyon and he has a lot of quality.

"He is a young player with a lot of skill and his arrival will give us a balance in midfield.

"I am looking forward to working with him again."

Meanwhile, Le Guen confirmed that he has spoken to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about the possibility of signing Danish youngster Niklas Bendtner.

The 18-year-old striker arrived at Highbury in July 2005 from FC Copenhagen.

However, Rangers' other target, Swedish international forward Johan Elmander, has chosen to move to French side Toulouse from Brondby.


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