EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey

Rangers starlet Josh McPake has told the club he will accept their offer of a new contract, Football Insider can reveal.

Football Insider revealed at the start of the week that the Light Blues had re-opened talks with the versatile forward, 17, and negotiations have progressed to the point he is ready to put pen to paper.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that McPake has been offered a three-year contract that is on much improved terms compared to current deal, which expires in 12 months.

The indications the club have had from McPake’s camp is he will imminently sign the deal and end speculation about his future.

He has been pencilled into join the senior squad heading out to Portugal this weekend for an eight-day pre-season training camp.

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This is a major boost to Rangers as the teenager is so highly rated he has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, including ones in Italy and Germany.

He had previously rejected a new contract from the Glasgow giants, earlier in the year, but the fresh breakthrough means he is set to continue the excellent impression he has made coming through the youth ranks at Ibrox.

He was named the club’s Academy Player of the Year for his performances last season and is regarded as the best of the player in their youth set-up.

McPake helped Rangers win the Scottish Youth Cup with a man of the match performance in the final against Celtic and was one of the best players on the pitch in a 4-4 draw against Liverpool Under-23s at the end of last season.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that another attacker is set to join the club after agreeing personal terms with the Light Blues.