Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness completes move to Stoke City

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Jamie Ness celebrates scoring for Rangers

Jamie Ness has moved to Stoke City from Rangers on a four-year contract, subject to international clearance.

The 21-year-old midfielder rejected an offer from the Rangers newco to stay at Ibrox.

Scotland Under-21 international Ness made his Rangers debut in 2010, but injuries have restricted him to just 18 games since.

"Jamie is a lad with enormous potential," Stoke manager Tony Pulis told the club's official website.external-link

"It's important that we introduce some young blood in strengthening the squad and he certainly fits the bill as someone tipped for a bright future."

Having applied for international clearance, Stoke expect it be a formality finalising the transfer.

But Rangers chief executive Charles Green has vowed to challenge any attempts to sign players who rejected a move from the old club.

Although players union PFA Scotland believes that the players are free agents, Green has insisted he will chase their new clubs for compensation.

Ness is to join up with Stoke for pre-season training and is expected to figure on their tour of North America.

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