Rangers summer window continues in earnest, and two new (sort of) names have surfaced, but for this piece we’re very interested in history potentially repeating itself for the third time in barely three years as another stellar youngster by the name of Ross County striker James Graham agrees terms at Ibrox.
The 16-year old is another hot property in Scottish football, with impressive showings at youth level for Ross County’s academy, but like Charlie Allen only a week or so ago, Leeds are looking to snipe the forward away from Steven Gerrard.
Despite the terms being reportedly agreed, the arrival of the Elland Road giants, plus allegedly Man United, Celtic, Liverpool and Wolves on the scene as interested in his signature, Rangers face competition to get it over the line.
After the Billy Gilmour situation it’s one Rangers don’t want to repeat, but arguably did when we lost out on Linfield’s Allen to Leeds, and this would be another blow if such a highly-regarded kid went south as well.
But then, with Rangers’ diabolical record in the past decade or so when it comes to both securing youngsters then giving them real minutes in the first team, we wouldn’t be that shocked if Graham opts for a side that might actually give him a Warburton-esque ‘pathway’ to the first team.
More as this one unfolds.