RANGERS goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has admitted he had the chance to leave Ibrox this summer after signing a one-year contract extension.

The new deal sees the 26-year-old commit himself to the Light Blues until May 2020, shortly after making his 100th appearance for the club.

Foderingham joined the Gers from Swindon Town in 2015 and helped the club secure the Championship title as well as the Challenge Cup in his first campaign. 

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He revealed to Rangers TV that he had suitors during the summer months, but always intended to stay put in Glasgow.

“I am very happy," he said. "Since I have joined the club I have remained the number one and I have had great times at the football club. I was keen to extend my stay and it made sense for both parties.

“I am just happy playing my football here, I had two years left on my deal and the club approached me and said they wanted to extend it. Of course I had no reservations about that and I am happy to sign.

“If I am being totally honest I had options to leave this summer but in my mind I always wanted to stay at this football club, the club said they wanted to keep me here and I am pleased they did.

“I joined this football club to play in Europe, to be on the big stage and I want to be there when the club returns.

“All the boys here want to be playing in Europe and at the highest level possible – I think I can achieve that at Rangers.

“I have been here one of the longest now and I try to use my voice in the dressing room and be a leader as well.

“I want to improve on last year; last season was a bit of a disappointment as was being knocked out of Europe at such an early stage as well.

“Hopefully we can go one better in the league, win a cup and do better in Europe next season.

“I do feel like Glasgow is home now, I have settled in very well, I have bought a place up here and my girlfriend has recently moved up here as well. I am nice and settled and have no reason to leave.”

The number one has made eight appearances for Pedro Caixinha's side so far this season, playing every minute of league action, and the manager was happy to see the new deal go through.

“Wes is our number one and we are glad that he has signed his agreement with the club," said Caixinha.

“He still isn’t at the age where goalkeepers are usually mature, so he still has room to grow and get that maturity.

“It is important in modern football to have a goalkeeper who is good at playing with his feet from the back and that is something that is important in our game.

“We need to keep working with him regarding his decisions on the moments on when to release the ball, or to take a decision to not release it and to compact the team a bit more.

“He is a guy who is very safe on the posts and he is very good at one to ones and he is getting more confidence, which we can see game by game and also his controlling of crosses.

“It’s about getting that evolution to get that level of maturity for a goalkeeper to play at such a massive club like Rangers.”