Senegalese international El Hadji Diouf has moved from Blackburn Rovers to Rangers on loan until the end of the season.
The controversial 30-year-old forward claimed he wanted to rid himself of his bad boy reputation after his move across the border from Ewood Park to the SPL champions.
His loan move was completed with just minutes to spare before the transfer window slammed shut yesterday.
Diouf said: “I can’t describe how happy I am to be here.
“I have just left Murray Park and the Rangers fans were waiting there in the rain to give me an incredible reception. It’s amazing.
“I have joined one of the biggest clubs in the world. Every football fan knows how big it is and what it means to play for a team like this.
“Rangers have one of the best supports anywhere in football and it will be an honour to play for them.
“I don’t regret leaving the Premiership to come to a club such as this. I want to show the world leaving England to come to Scotland is not a backward move.
“I know people have a bad impression of me and I have a certain image but these people don’t know me.”
Last month Diouf was told his time at Ewood Park was over after he was accused of taunting Jamie Mackie as the QPR and Scotland striker lay on the pitch with a broken leg during an FA Cup tie.
After his move to Ibrox, Diouf also apologised for spitting at a Celtic fan in 2003 – but vowed to cement his status as villain by netting against Rangers’ Old Firm rivals when they play this weekend.