Rangers signing Bougherra: Peace delays wrecked West Brom deal

New Rangers signing Madjid Bougherra admits delays from West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace convinced him to move to Ibrox last week.

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The former Charlton defender was all set to finalise a deal with the Baggies but the transfer was put on hold because Peace was not available to rubber-stamp the move.

The delay allowed Rangers to make a late bid and Bougherra admits the prospect of playing in Europe convinced him to turn his back on the English top flight and move to Ibrox in a four-year deal worth £2.5million.

He explained: "At first I wanted to stay in the Premier League and I had the pen in my hand to sign.

"Then, at the last minute, they said that the chairman wasn't here and I had to wait. So I said, okay, I would come back tomorrow.

"Then the gaffer called me up about Rangers and spoke very well with me and I chose Rangers. It was very difficult to leave England but I think this was a good choice.

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