Ness set to join Stoke after rejecting Rangers newco

Tony Pulis is looking to take advantage of the Ibrox club's financial woes and snap up the 21-year-old on a free transfer after he agreed terms on a four-year deal

Stoke City have revealed they are set to sign Jamie Ness on a free transfer after the midfielder rejected the chance to join Charles Green’s Rangers newco.

The midfielder joins the likes of Steven Whittaker in exiting Ibrox following the club’s recent financial problems.

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And Stoke have now confirmed that the 21-year-old has agreed personal terms on a deal at the Britannia Stadium, reported to last four years, but the transfer will not be completed until international clearance has been accepted.

The Scotland Under-21 international only has 16 Rangers appearances to his name, but Tony Pulis was happy to snap him up and make him his first signing of the summer.

"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,” Pulis told the club’s official website.

Stoke have also been linked with forward Stephen Fletcher and midfielder Matt Jarvis, who both are currently under contract at newly-relegated Wolves.