Transfer

“Highly effective” Rangers gem wanted by Premier League clubs

A “highly-effective” Rangers youngster is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh transfer rumour.

Rangers incomings & outgoings

The Gers have been linked with new signings of late, although the primary areas of focus appear to be on two loanees becoming permanent additions. The players in question are Abdallah Sima and Fabio Silva, both of whom could leave Brighton and Wolves this summer respectively, should clubs meet their asking price.


Fabio-Silva-Rangers

Away from Sima and Silva, another striker could still be targeted by Rangers, regardless of what happens with them, with Philippe Clement seemingly eyeing up a lot more firepower in the final third moving forward.

On the flip side, there is the threat of certain players moving on, with left-back Borna Barisic potentially enjoying a fresh challenge when his current deal expires at the end of the campaign. Another player has now been linked with a move away from Ibrox, however, in what represents a worrying update.

Rangers could lose “highly-effective” teenager

According to a new claim from Football Transfers, numerous Premier League clubs want to sign Rangers starlet Archie Stevens this summer.

Nottingham Forest, Wolves, Brentford and Brighton are all believed to be “keen” on snapping up the 18-year-old, whose performances for England at the recent Under-17s World Cup “have sparked the interest of clubs in England’s elite division”.


Rangers The Ibrox

Stevens may not be an established player at Rangers yet, meaning they wouldn’t be losing a key starter in the summer window, but such is his long-term potential as a footballer, losing him now would be such a big setback.

The teenage winger made his Rangers debut at the age of just 16, highlighting the ability he had so young, and only six players in the history of the club have appeared at a younger age than him. His former academy manager, Michael Hamilton, has also waxed lyrical about him in the recent past.

“He’s a very attack-minded player, his stronger position is on the right, he scores goals, he creates some things out of nothing, he’s got the ability to beat two, three players at a time and creating so he’s a highly-effective player.”

Rangers’ 10 youngest players in history

Age

Derek Ferguson

16 years, 1 month and 14 days

Bailey Rice

16 years, 4 months and 14 days

Tom Walsh

16 years, 4 months and 27 days

Paul Nsio

16 years, 5 months and 15 days

Zak Lovelace

16 years, 7 months and 7 days

Alfie Conn

16 years, 7 months and 8 days

Archie Stevens

16 years, 7 months and 19 days

John Fleck

16 years, 8 months and 28 days

Leon King

16 years, 10 months and 15 days

Derek Johnstone

16 years, 10 months and 26 days

Hopefully, Stevens realises that staying at Rangers for the time being would be best for his development, in terms of getting more minutes under his belt in the coming years, but the lure of the Premier League can be great for any player, especially a young English talent.

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