Rangers sign Chelsea Cornet and Sonia O'Neill

Scotland youth midfielder Chelsea Cornet has left Hibernian to move to Rangers' new professional set-up, and is joined at Ibrox by Venezuela international Sonia O'Neill.

Cornet has signed an 18-month contract, while O'Neill arrives on a year's deal.

Cornet follows Scotland goalkeeper Jenna Fife in switching from Easter Road to Ibrox, with striker Carla Boyce moving in the opposite direction.

"I've been at Hibs for a long time and wanted a new challenge," Cornet said.

"When Rangers came in, I was delighted and it was an opportunity that I couldn't let slip."

O'Neill, meanwhile, says Rangers' ambition of playing in the Champions League convinced her to leave French club Fleury to join Gregory Vignal's side.

And the former Roma and Bari midfielder praised the facilities at Rangers as "the best I have ever seen" as she set her sights on ending Glasgow City's 13-year hold on the league title.

Rangers finished fourth in the 2019 Scottish Women's Premier League, 15 points behind Hibs and Celtic.

However, Vignal's Ibrox squad and Celtic will go into the new season as Scotland's first professional women's teams.

Rangers have also already recruited goalkeeper Megan Cunningham from Celtic, two Northern Ireland internationals - Demi Vance from Glentoran Belfast United and Megan Bell from Durham - plus fellow midfielder Kirsten Reilly from Bristol City.

Boyce was one of 15 players released by Rangers and joins a squad that has also lost Cailin Michie to professional football, the 21-year-old full-back having joined Swedish champions Pitea.

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