Rangers have entered the hunt to sign West Brom striker Tyler Roberts on loan in January, according to a report.

The Sun claims that the Light Blues have made contact with the Premier League side over the possibility of snapping up Roberts, 18, who is nearing the final six months of his contract at the Hawthorns.

The Express and Star has previously reported that West Brom are in talks with Roberts as they try to get him to sign a new deal after a multimillion pound bid was made.

It is understood that there are Premier League and Championship clubs interested in the striker, who is currently on loan at Walsall, as well as French giants Marseille.

The Wales Under-21 international has been in great form for Walsall in League One this season, scoring five goals in 15 league outings – no other teenager in England’s top four divisions has scored more.

Football Insider verdict

The reports say that Roberts is contemplating his future away from West Brom so Rangers could easily try to tempt him to sign at Ibrox permanently with a loan offer in January. The forward will be available for a minimal compensation fee of £300,000 when his deal ends at the end of the season, a figure that should be affordable for the Gers. A successful loan spell may see Roberts want to stay in Glasgow, however the lure of a team like Marseille could be too hard to turn down. Roberts has been in really good form and is very highly rated by the West Brom fans. Alan Pardew already seems as though he wants to tie down the teenager, and that could be a problem.

In other Rangers news, three Gers players could play their final games for the club against Celtic this week.

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