Rangers 21-year-old confirms he is eager for big deal
Rangers defender David Bates has revealed he hopes to get a new “long-term” contract sorted out with the Gers as his existing deal rapidly comes to an end.
The 21-year-old penned an 18-month deal when he completed a permanent move from Raith Rovers last January after an initial four-month loan spell.
Bates has started both of the Gers’ last two games and after the departure of Danny Wilson to MLS side Colorado Rapids and admits he is “enjoying his football” just now.
“I’m enjoying my football at the moment,” Bates said, as quoted by the Gers’ official Twitter account.
“I hope to get a long-term deal sorted.”
????️ DB: I'm enjoying my football at the moment. I hope to get a long-term deal sorted.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 30, 2018
Bates is one of a handful of Rangers players who are out of contract at the end of the season but the 21-year-old’s recent performances should see him handed an extended deal by the Light Blues.
The former Raith Rovers defender replaced Bruno Alves after 17 minutes of the recent Old Firm clash with Celtic and went on to pick up man of the match and has been involved in both competitive games since.
Bates’ recent performances have also seen supporters get behind the defender with some Gers fans jokingly referring to him as the “Ginger Maldini.”
Bates has made 16 appearances for the Gers since making his first-team debut in the second-half of last season.
In other Rangers news, Oli McBurnie raved about this Light Blues player after the win against Ross County on Sunday.
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