Three PL youngsters Rangers could sign following Dave King comments
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Rangers chief Dave King has revealed the club will look for young players in the summer with a potential sell-on value.
The Gers signed 11 players in the previous summer window, which included the experienced Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Niko Kranjcar, Matt Gilks and Philippe Senderos.
Hill, 38, is the only one to have so far proven successful at the Ibrox giants and King has now revealed the club will be looking for younger players in the next window.
There are certainly a number of young players in the Premier League who are struggling for opportunities in England and would jump at the chance of playing for a big club like Rangers and, here Football Insider have identified three possible Premier League youngsters who could make the move to Glasgow in the next window:
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Reed, 22, was once considered a bright prospect at Southampton and he even made nine Premier League appearances in the 2014-15 campaign, including five starts.
However, he has since made just eight appearances for the Saints’ first team in all competitions with just three of them coming in the league.
The midfielder still has four years left on his contract on the south coast, but at his age now a move away could be the best for his career.
Additionally, many feel that Rangers are missing a certain bite and composure to their midfield, which Reed would certainly add to the team and can still grow into a big player in the future.
Abraham, 19, has risen to fame this season on loan from Chelsea in the Championship with Bristol City.
The pacey striker has scored a fine 22 goals in 40 appearances for the Robins, but it is no secret that the Blues provide very little opportunity to emerging players.
Abraham could be another where a permanent move away from his club could prove best for his career and he may prefer developing at a big side like Rangers, rather than dropping back into England’s second tier.
The Gers are certainly missing a natural goal scorer in their current team and Abraham would provide just that.
Arsenal winger Willock was linked with a move to Glaswegian rivals Celtic earlier in the month by the Mirror with his contract ending in the summer.
However, the 19-year-old could also prove the perfect signing for Rangers and the club may look to hijack any potential deal.
The young speed merchant is predominantly a left-winger and he could provide some great competition to Barrie McKay.
The teenager has a return of nine goals and eight assists in 37 outings in total for the Gunners’ Under-23s and Pedro Caixinha could look to inject his side with some more pace.
In other Rangers transfer news, here is three current Scotland internationals the Gers may also look to sign in the summer.