Rangers could be set to make a January move for Aberdeen’s rising star Connor Barron after the Dons midfielder signed up with a new agent amid pre-contract talks next month.
The 21-year-old, who has 9 appearances this season for Barry Robson’s side, has been a standout and is widely-regarded as one of the Pittodrie side’s most coveted assets, and is ripe for a move in January with his contract expiring next summer.
Contract talks at Aberdeen have stalled, and he’s a player who Rangers have kept tabs on for some time, with Ryan Jack’s fitness an issue and Nico Raskin dipping slightly into ‘hasn’t worked out’ territory along with being out medium-to-long term, along with Jose Cifuentes who is yet to make his mark at Rangers.
Barron plays central midfield, with a spot of playmaking in there, albeit assisting and scoring is not (yet) his thing – think Glen Kamara in style, and we’re not a million miles off Barron.
He signed up with new agency PLG in view to getting himself either a better deal at the Dons or getting the move – sources claim he is interested in a move to Rangers if one was to surface.
It’s further wise to note that Rangers lost out on effectively his predecessor, Lewis Ferguson, in exactly the same position, who left around about Barron’s age for Italy’s Bologna and is now on the cusp of a £20M move to Serie A league title pushers Juventus not to mention interest from rivals AC Milan.
This would be yet another talented player from the Aberdeen school which has produced a tonne more successes than Rangers have in recent years – Scott McKenna, Calvin Ramsey, Kenny Mclean and Ferguson just four of the big sales from their youth setup in recent years.
Rangers have managed just Nathan Patterson.
Barron, if Philippe Clement is still interested, would be a fantastic pre-contract and available for a modest price if he signs the deal next month for Rangers.
We’ll see if this one materialises.