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The National (Scotland)
David Irvine

Lewis Mayo completes Kilmarnock transfer return as Rangers exit confirmed

Lewis Mayo has completed a transfer return to Kilmarnock.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan in Ayrshire from Rangers and now returns on a permanent deal.

It's understood Kilmarnock paid a six-figure transfer fee to land the defender on a three-year deal.

A club statement read: "Kilmarnock Football Club are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Lewis Mayo, who has joined from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

"Lewis returns to Rugby Park on a three-year contract, having impressed on loan during the 2022/23 campaign.

"The 23-year-old established himself as a key part of the defence in his first year in top-flight football, making 42 appearances during a season which saw Killie secure Premiership survival and return to Hampden Park.

"The former Scotland Under-21 international will be available for this weekend’s Viaplay League Cup clash against Dunfermline Athletic, pending SFA approval."

A Rangers statement added: "Rangers Football Club can today confirm the departure of Lewis Mayo to Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee.

"Joining the club at just seven-years-old, Mayo progressed through Rangers Academy making his first-team debut at Ibrox in a friendly against Oxford United in July 2019.

"The defender, who has represented Scotland at under-21 level, featured in the UEFA Youth League for Rangers while also spending time on loan at Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic and Kilmarnock.

"Everyone at the club thanks Lewis for his commitment and contribution while at Rangers and we wish him well for his future career."

The Rangers Review team is taking the hugely-popular morning briefing LIVE at New Edmiston House on July 28.

And, we're delighted to announce that none other than Barry Ferguson will join our top team of Jonny McFarlane, Joshua Barrie, Stevie Clifford and Derek Clark.

The doors will open at 6.30pm giving you time to grab a beer or soft drink before we head into an hour of debate and chat ahead of the new season; expect new signing assessments, tactical analysis, predictions and the usual banter. Then, Derek will host an exclusive chat with Barry, gaining insight into his two trophy-laden spells at the club and his take on Michael Beale's rebuild.

Tickets start at just £21.50 and can be purchased HERE.

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