David Bates agrees four-year-deal to join Hamburg
The defender will join the German side in the summer after signing a pre-contract.
Rangers defender David Bates has agreed a four-year-deal with Bundesliga side Hamburg.
The 21-year old has signed a pre-contract agreement with the German club and will join up with his new team-mates when his deal at Ibrox expires at the end of the season.
Bates had become a key player for Rangers under Graeme Murty until an ankle injury in their 2-3 defeat to Celtic in March ruled him out for six weeks.
Hamburg, bossed by Christian Titz, are in the midst of a relegation battle as they currently sit second bottom of the Bundesliga.
Johannes Spors, squad planner and scouting director of HSV, believes the former Raith Rovers centre-back will be a great addition to their squad.
He said: "David brings in the combination of height, speed, mentality and accountability features for the defensive that the HSV will be good for sure.
"He is a down-to-earth guy who wants to actively develop his career and work hard for it"