Ross Wilson is in talks for Glasgow Rangers to sign 16-year-old defender Cameron Bell as Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks to add some talent to his squad.
That’s according to Football Insider, who state that Rangers are in advanced talks to sign Everton defender Bell during the summer transfer window.
The report explains that the Ibrox side have offered a contract to the 16-year-old with high hopes that he will sign an agreement.
Bell will be able to sign professional terms if he agrees on a move to Rangers, with Scottish FA rules allowing players to do so at 16, as opposed to 17 down in England.
The Dutchman will be looking to add some youth talent to either his senior squad or for continued development in the academy as he aims to rebuild the team he inherited from Steven Gerrard in November 2021.
With John Souttar arriving from Hearts and an agreement reached to sign forward Zak Lovelace, another 16-year-old from Millwall, the 47-year-old is putting together the pieces to create a team not just for next season, but ahead to the future.
Bell just turned 16 in January and has already been capped by the Scotland U17 side, showing his potential.
The defender spent last season at Everton U18s and has obviously suitably impressed those watching from Ibrox.
The likelihood is that he will join either the Rangers U18 squad or David McCallum’s B team if a move was agreed upon.
There is an excellent first-team pathway for players who excel in the academy or youth teams at the club. The likes of Alex Lowry and Charlie McCann made their senior debuts last season after shining at youth level.
This could perhaps be an advantage if the club is trying to persuade youngsters from England to move to Glasgow, the fact that there is a clear progression if the work ethic and talent are applied.
It could well be an excellent move for the future of the Gers backline, and one that will undoubtedly leave Van Bronckhorst buzzing.