Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Trio of European giants make big move for Rangers winger



Rangers face a fight on their hands after at least three European giants began circling around youth star Josh McPake. Liverpool, Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach have been quoted as wishing to sign the 17-year old and Steven Gerrard is loathe to lose him given he is said to be a massive admirer of the young winger.

Rangers have a lot of assets in their squad at risk this summer, including Glen Kamara, James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield to name just four, but the interest in the Academy star is a little unexpected, but equally understandable following his youth player of the year award in May.

The Ibrox men of course already lost a promising young starlet in the form of Billy Gilmour, and while McPake might not be ready for the first team yet, a massive contract from a glitzy European side like a Roma or EPL giant like Liverpool would be painfully tempting to him – think Danny Wilson back in the day.

He’s one Gerrard wants to retain for sure, to keep developing in Rangers’ Academy and his progress is such that he might be ready for the senior squad sooner rather than later, but of course Stevie will want to have learned from Glenn Middleton who certainly wasn’t ready and be extremely careful with decisions over McPake.

But it’s good to know our best players attract fellow European giants, and it’s down to us to hold onto them.

4 comments:

  1. Money talks at the end of the day, already has turned down an offer , the parents get their head turned ,the agents rubbing their hands,there is very little loyalty in football today, he is a good prospect bye all accounts, he should stay where he is and develop his skills , and move on later and earn himself and Rangers good money if he reaches the higher level. But lets be honest the appeal of playing in a better standard of football at a later stage you could not fault him.

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  2. We MUST keep our best. Youth players, time after time we have failed to keep up to the scrutiny of Celtic, Hibs, Hearts, Motherwell etc to the detriment of our budgets and skillbase.

    Then we end up with such ROSSITTER. 4 YEARS OF NOTHING FIR £10K Per Week. THEN HE PLAYS EVERY WEEK IN BURY???

    SOMEONE NOT DOING THE JOB

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  3. Brian ofBraidwood that second sentence makes no sense .As for Rossiter he was signed by Warburton and has a contract that we can`t just break because it suits us.The people at the club now are doing their job so wait and see what happens with this boy .We heard the same panic rumours about Mebude and he signed a longer deal .

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  4. When you see guys like Shaquiri unable to get a game at Liverpool then they send young wingers like Kent and Ojo out on loan to us it may sound like an easy job to convince the lad to stay with us. But we don't exactly have a great track record in bringing through young players. If we want to keep hold of our young players then we have to give them a clear path to the first team and be prepared to take a chance on them.

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