Rangers midfielder signs for PL side – confirmed

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Rangers midfielder signs for PL side – confirmed
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It has been confirmed Nathan Young-Coombes has moved to a PL side, believed indeed to be Brentford, after the 18-year old was released by Rangers yesterday.

The attacking midfielder had been long-linked to Griffin Park, but yesterday’s announcement of his switch to the PL amidst Brentford’s promotion to the top flight does seem to make sense.

The rumours last year were the youngster was homesick, having moved north from London-based Chelsea, and obviously no one can hold that against him.

But he stuck around a little longer being professional until it was time to sort out a move back. Rangers were very understanding of this desire from a lad to effectively go home.

And now he has, making the switch to Brentford, it seems.

It had been originally suggested he was moving to their U23s for PL2, which remains feasible and still a hell of a better level than the SPL, but either way it’s a shame Rangers and NYC weren’t able to work together long term as the kid is clearly a talent.

If NYC ends up a PL regular, it’ll have been such a shame Rangers weren’t able to get that out of him – but then home is where the heart is and all that, and Rangers were the wrong club in the wrong country for him it seems.

Que sera.

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