Joey Barton says he knew instantly that he wanted to join Rangers as the opportunity was too good to turn down.
The midfielder, who has signed two-year deal, told the club website: “It’s something I have to connect with and something that gives me a real opportunity and a real challenge, and from that perspective, it was irrelevant who else was at the table as there was no greater opportunity, I didn’t feel, for what I want to do and for what this football club wants to do.
“Things in life just happen at the right time and you’re in the right place sometimes, and I feel this was a real case of that.
“I went away last week with Rangers at the forefront of my mind, and I just knew I had to go and do it, and it was something I had to be a part of.
“Once I had walked into the building and saw what this club is about, I knew it would fit perfectly with what I wanted.”