TERO Penttila last night completed a #300,000 move from FC Haka to Rangers - then admitted he may remain a student.

The Finnish defender signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Ibrox club after discussions with coach Dick Advocaat.

Penttila, however, has more than just talented football feet as he has spent the last three years at Tampere University studying to become a doctor.

Now, the 24-year-old admits he may enrol at Glasgow University to continue his course while fighting for a first-team place at Ibrox at the same time.

Penttila said: ''I will have to consider what to do about my studies. I believe there is a university in Glasgow, so maybe I can continue.

''To be honest, I haven't had time to think about it just yet.

''Everything has happened very quickly for me this year and moving to Rangers is a big challenge. At the same time, I will be able to develop as a player.''

Penttila adds competition for defensive places at Ibrox with Colin Hendry set to complete his #1.5m move to Derby County tomorrow.

The Finn came to Rangers' attention during this season's Champions League preliminary ties, when the Scots dumped Haka 7-1 on aggregate.

Penttila, however, believes he had a nightmare couple of games and cannot understand why Advocaat would choose to sign him.

He admitted: ''Mr Advocaat watched me play against Rangers earlier this season, but I was hardly impressive.

''In fact, it's difficult to know what he's seen in me. But it's up to me to take this chance and show everyone what I can do.

''The future is in my own hands and I hope I can do well.''