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Rangers submit contract offer to Jack Wylie

An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their attempts to keep hold of talented youngster Jack Wylie…

What’s the talk?

According to Football Insider, the Light Blues have submitted a contract offer to the 15-year-old defender and are ‘rolling out the red carpet’ in an attempt to stop him from leaving.

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He is not eligible to sign a professional contract with the club until his 16th birthday, in January, but Ross Wilson has already put a deal on the table ahead of schedule in order to ward off interest from elsewhere.

The report claims that Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United, and Leeds United are all keen on the teenager and have been in talks with the player’s representatives.

Billy Gilmour 2.0

The gem is in a similar position to the one that Gilmour found himself in at Ibrox. Chelsea signed him from the Light Blues in 2017, prior to his 16th birthday, for a fee of £500k after the club failed to convince the gem to remain in Scotland.

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Can you guess this current Rangers star from his career record?

Although he failed to ultimately make the grade at Stamford Bridge, the Scotland international joined Brighton for a fee that could rise to £10m in the summer and this shows that Rangers missed out on a gigantic payday by losing him at the age of 15 for half a million pounds.

The Gers, therefore, played a disasterclass with the central midfielder because they did not enjoy his talents on the pitch or benefit from his true value in the transfer market.

Speaking in a Caught Offside briefing video in October, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano described Wylie as a “wonderkid” and claimed that he is “focused” on Rangers, although it remains to be seen if the latter is still the case.

He is a Scotland U16 international and his form has clearly been good enough to attract interest from a number of sides south of the border and to convince the club to pull out all of the stops to keep him at Ibrox.

After watching Gilmour walk away for pennies and then go on to be worth eight figures, Rangers will surely be desperate to keep Wylie and avoid another disaster with a promising young player who seemingly has the potential to make an impact in the first-team in the future.

Wilson and Michael Beale must now do everything within their power to convince the defender that staying in Glasgow is the best option for him at this point in his career in order to stop him from joining an English side and becoming the next Gilmour.