Rangers have been hit with a megaboost after transfer guru Fabrizio Romano announced Ross McCausland will sign a new deal by Monday to take his contract with Rangers up to 2027.
The in-demand winger, 20, has broken through Rangers’ system and made it into the first team, under the watchful eye of Philippe Clement, but following massive transfer speculation on his future, is set to sign a lucrative contract for a four-year extension.
It means Rangers secure this prize talent at least till he’s 24, and/or have hiked his market value well beyond the £3M Atalanta (and others) were hoping to nab him for in January.
🚨🔵 EXCL: Rangers top talent Ross McCausland has agreed to sign new long term deal until June 2027.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 25, 2023
Done and sealed, set to be signed in the next 24/48h.
New deal was priority for the club after Ross impressed attracting big clubs and also made his international debut. pic.twitter.com/qJpTSvuI4Q
With his being out of contract next summer, McCausland was immensely vulnerable to a big league club taking him for a pittance – Premier League sides were hoping to snare him for £300,000 based on those U24 cross-border rules, or a continental side like Atalanta or Jose’s Roma could get him for still a modest sum at around £3M.
But with the Northern Ireland international to sign a new deal by Monday, it spikes his value hugely assuming he continues with his performances and secures Rangers from losing him for a pittance.
This was the most important part – Rangers. Our interests as a club matter, and too many players have been lost when their value was high because of contracts expiring. Rangers were determined this wasn’t going to happen here.
And it won’t.
McCausland has agreed a deal and will sign very soon.
Thank goodness for that!