The Athletic have reported that Rangers are close to making another signing, with Charlie McCann set to join Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox on a three-year deal from Manchester United.
According to The Athletic reporters Jordan Campbell and Laurie Whitwell, the Gers are set to complete the signing of the 19-year-old on a free transfer, with the youngster currently in Glasgow to complete a medical after he agreed terms with the club.
Despite playing regularly for Manchester United’s under-23s last season, the Irish midfielder was informed that he could leave the club when his contract expired in the summer, and Rangers have worked quickly to bring him in, with the three-year deal suggesting that they have high hopes for his future at Ibrox.
The report claimed that an announcement from Rangers is imminent and suggested that Gerrard’s side will need to agree on a compensation package with United due to McCann’s age. However, if he can establish himself as a first team player at Rangers in the future, then it will surely prove to be a worthwhile deal for the Scottish champions.
The teenager was formerly at Coventry City and joined United from the Sky Blues in January 2018. He was a regular contributor of goals and assists in the Red Devils’ under-18 and under-23 teams in recent years, managing 17 goals and seven assists in 62 appearances in total for the United academy.
This is despite McCann predominantly featuring as a defensive midfielder, which bodes well for his future at Ibrox as the likes of Steven Davis and Glen Kamara struggled to contribute goals and assists from the Rangers midfield last season, despite their dominance in the league.
Furthermore, Manchester Evening News writer Richard Fay noted that the 19-year-old’s “versatility as both a ball-wining midfielder and auxiliary full-back has already impressed club coaches”.
Rangers fans will likely be delighted that they are attracting some of the top academy talents from the Premier League, and whilst the report claims that McCann will feature for the B team at first, there seems no reason why he can’t become a regular in Gerrard’s side in the future.