Details of Andy King Rangers loan as Steven Gerrard reveals role Leicester star will play
Steven Gerrard insists the move to take Andy King on loan from Leicester for a season was a "no brainer".
The 30-year-old completed a switch to Rangers on Thursday to further bolster an already strong midfield.
King's deal raised eyebrows in some sections of the Light Blues support with Steven Davis , Ryan Jack, Glenn Kamara, Joe Aribo and Greg Docherty all already vying for three positions in the engine room.
But Gerrard says King will have a vital role to play in the coming season as Rangers target success at home and abroad.
Leicester have a call-back option on the player should Brendan Rodgers suffer an injury crisis at the King Power Stadium.
Otherwise the 50-times capped Wales international will spend the campaign in Govan as Rangers bid to end Celtic's quest for 9 in a row.
And Gerrard revealed King, a Premier League winner with the Foxes in 2016, can fill a number of roles for his side.
He said: “It made total sense in every shape and form.
“One, he is a winner, a Premier League winner. Two, because he has had numerous caps at international level.
"Over the course of the last 14 months I have been trying to build a squad but a lot of the guys are very young – they need leadership and guidance in the dressing room. So It was a no brainer.
“Financially as well, it made total sense. It is a season-long loan.
“Leicester have got a call back on it, but it will be a season-long loan.
“He can do numerous jobs in the middle of the pitch. He can play like a Steven Davis if you like and control games with his passing, he can go box to box, he can play either side of a holder, left or right.
“I said throughout pre-season I was wanting two strong players for every position. In the midfield area I had five but as of quarter past ten I have six now and I am delighted.
“He is hungry to play, he got an injury last year which frustrated him a lot. I spoke to him and he understands he has to work hard. But for the club and myself it is positive news.”
King took in Rangers' Europa League victory over Midtjylland on Thursday evening and is expected to link-up with his new team mates today ahead of Sunday's Betfred Cup clash with East Fife.
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