Sources: Leon King agrees new Rangers contract after Leeds offer rejected
Rangers have agreed a new contract with Leon King after he received multiple offers from Premier League clubs including Leeds United, sources have told Football Insider.
The Glasgow giants have secured a full agreement with the centre-back, 18, and he is set to pen a four-year deal running until 2026.
It will be a major boost for Rangers, who feared losing King to well-heeled Premier League clubs next year.
It is believed that Leeds were among the clubs down south who offered a deal to King, while there has also been strong interest from Man United and Newcastle United.
However, King has been convinced that his development is best served by staying at Rangers, where he is already established in the first team.
The centre-back has made 20 appearances for the Ibrox club across all competitions, including seven starts in the Scottish Premiership.
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Football Insider revealed in October that his impressive performances had put German duo Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt on high alert – with his old deal set to expire in June 2024.
But King has pledged his future to the Ibrox club just weeks after the arrival of new boss Michael Beale.
Beale was part of the coaching staff when Steven Gerrard gave the youngster his first-team debut in the Scottish Premiership against Livingston in 2021.
And the former Ibrox coach signalled King’s key role in his new-look side by giving him 84 minutes during the 3-0 friendly defeat of Leverkusen on Saturday (10 December).
Rangers return to competitive action with a Scottish Premiership clash against Hibernian on Thursday (15 December).
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