An update has emerged on Rangers defender Adam Devine and the club’s plans for his future at Ibrox…
According to Football Insider, the Gers are in talks with the right-back to extend his current contract with the Scottish giants.
The report claims that his current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2023 and that they are now looking to pin him down to fresh terms.
It is stated that he is highly rated by the coaches at Ibrox and that they believe the youngster has the potential to become a first-team regular in the future.
Rangers could keep hold of the long-term heir to their captain by convincing Devine to put pen to paper on an extension to his contract.
As it stands, the 19-year-old will be able to leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2022/23 campaign and that is why pinning him to a new deal would be a crucial piece of business by Ross Wilson.
This does not mean that he is guaranteed to be the first-choice at right-back until then, though, as it is impossible to predict how his performances will go as he heads into his mid-30’s.
At the age of 19, Devine has plenty of time left ahead of him to potentially replace the captain in the future, whether that is down to his own displays forcing the issue or a natural regression from Tavernier.
Journalist Craig Vickers hailed him after a meeting against Hearts, saying: “Devine isn’t as clean technically as Patterson and doesn’t have his self-belief in possession, but he looks like another powerful runner in that position.”
The defender has also been on the bench for three first-team matches in 2022/23 and this, coupled with how highly the coaches rate him, suggests that the potential is there for him to make a breakthrough in the future.
As with any young player, nothing is guaranteed and Devine has to keep working hard to improve and develop in training.
If he can continue on the right track and reach the levels his coaches believe that he can then he could end up being Tavernier’s heir, which is why securing his future with a new deal would be a good move by the club.