Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs admits he was desperate to sign defender Dominic Ball after seeing the defender shine at Rangers.
Ball, who can also play in midfield, has penned a three-year deal after the Millers paid an undisclosed fee to Tottenham for the 21-year-old.
The Spurs academy graduate helped Rangers clinch the Championship title ahead of Stubbs’ Hibs last season, making a total of 30 appearances, and Ibrox manager Mark Warburton had been keen to recruit Ball for a second loan spell.
But Stubbs is delighted the the player has chosen to head to the New York stadium.
Speaking to the millers.co.uk, he said: “First of all we’re delighted that we’ve managed to get the deal concluded and Dominic is a player I know quite a bit about from my time at Hibs, with him playing at Rangers on loan from Tottenham.
“He did very well and I think any young player going into that environment at Rangers is a big ask, but he fitted into it very well and he was very comfortable with the situation.
“We’re delighted that we’ve managed to sign him.
“We’re getting him at a great age.
“He’s 21 and he’s a young, talented defender who will give real competition for places here which is what we want.
“He’s a defender who is very comfortable on the ball and he’s got good pace and reads the game well – and it’s a great signing for us.”