Rangers teenager Leon King has impressed senior Ibrox officials with his pre-season commitment, according to Football Scotland.
The 18-year-old began to enter Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side towards the end of the 2021-22 campaign as the Dutchman began to rest and rotate his squad due to their epic run to the Champions League final. the Europa League.
King is determined to make himself a key part of the Rangers squad for the 2022-23 campaign and has returned early from vacation to begin training.
He and fellow Gers Josh McPake are doing everything they can to impress the Ibrox hierarchy and it seems to be working as both are expected to feature in the senior team’s pre-season games.
King further helped his cause by rejecting an approach from Manchester United and Newcastle United to stay in Glasgow and try to make the most of his time with the club. [Football Scotland].
With King’s emergence over the past year, we may have caused ourselves more problems than solutions with the signing of John Souttar from Hearts on a pre-contract deal.
We have already secured Connor Goldson’s future for the next four years and you can expect Souttar to fit in alongside the Englishman with Calvin Bassey at left-back if he stays at the club.
But the Nigerian is another who can do a job at centre-half and it was there that he produced his extraordinary defensive display at Sevilla that brought his ability to the world’s attention.
The boss could be tempted to sign a replacement if he leaves in the summer, but he should trust the club’s youngsters like King to step in and cover him as well as any new signing would.
If we keep signing replacements for the players we are selling then these youngsters who have so much ability will never get a game for us and soon they will come back to either score against us or deny us a win that could come. prove costly in this season’s title. race.
In other Rangers news, we could be making a third approach to signing this huge central midfielder after two failed attempts in the past.