Released Norwich City midfielder Kieran Dowell has completed his move to Rangers. 

The creative midfielder turned down the chance to extend his stay at Carrow Road in favour of joining the Scottish side. 

Dowell has signed a three-year deal and will officially complete his move to Ibrox on July 1.

In his first interview as a Rangers player, Dowell explained why he opted to make the move to Glasgow. 

“I’m buzzing and really glad to get it done early towards the end of the season," Dowell told Rangers' official channels.

“I know a lot of Rangers fans and Scottish lads from my previous clubs, and they just speak so highly of Rangers - the intensity of it, the pressure of it - and that is a really good pressure as you are expected to win every game.

“There were so many positives for me to come here.”

Dowell becomes Michael Beale's first signing of the summer, becoming the second City player to head north of the border after Todd Cantwell in January. 

Beale, who worked at Liverpool previously, has monitored Dowell's progress since his youth days and Everton and is delighted to land the ex-Norwich man. 

“I am delighted to welcome Kieran to Rangers," Gers boss Beale said. "He already has great experience in his career, with a number of Premier League appearances, and he is a player we feel will fit well into our squad and our style of football. 

The Pink Un: Kieran Dowell was unveiled as a Rangers player prior to their game against Hearts on Wednesday.Kieran Dowell was unveiled as a Rangers player prior to their game against Hearts on Wednesday. (Image: PA Images)

“I have seen him develop as a young player through the Everton Academy and also through the England junior and under-21 team. He is a good fit for our squad and has already been a teammate of Tom Lawrence, John Lundstrum and Todd Cantwell in previous clubs.

“It is fantastic, as a club, to be able to complete our first signing ahead of the summer break and I am excited to see what the future holds for Kieran at Rangers.”