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Rangers: Ibrox side plotting more youth team signings

A Rangers claim has emerged on their plans for the Ibrox youth team in the summer transfer window… 

What’s the talk?

BBC Scotland journalist Fraser Fletcher has claimed that Rangers want to become one of the most renowned teams in the world when it comes to developing young talent.

After the Gers announced the signing of Cameron Bell, the reporter stated that the Light Blues are looking to add more players to their youth squad.

The B Team confirmed the signing of the Premier League prospect: “Rangers Academy are delighted to welcome @ScotlandNT Youth International, Cameron Bell, who joins from Everton. Cameron (16) will go into our under 18 squad working alongside Cameron Campbell and Stevie Smith. Welcome to Rangers Cameron.”

Fletcher then Tweeted:Rangers have big project to make academy one of the best around. Major ambition from Rangers to produce and bring in the best young talent, today Cameron Bell Joins from Everton and more to be announced soon they hope.”

This comes after the B Team secured the signings of Zak Lovelace from Millwall and Archie Stevens from AFC Wimbledon.

Gio van Bronckhorst will be excited

The Gers head coach will surely be left excited by this news as it shows that the club are set to make big strides with their youth team. They want to be the go-to place for talent wanting to make their way up in the game and the signings of Bell and Lovelace are just the start.

If Ross Wilson can snap up more talents like them then the Dutch manager will be ecstatic. The Englishman signed from Millwall is an exciting addition to the youth team as he has already played five Championship matches for the Lions to date, despite only turning 16 in January.

He has also been called up by England at U16 level and this shows that he is highly rated at club and international level. The 16-year-old is a promising young striker and, on paper, Rangers appear to have landed a coup by bringing him in.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Van Bronckhorst will be excited to work with him and Bell and then any further players who may be added in the weeks to come.

He will surely be buzzing with the club’s ambition to have a conveyor belt of talent rising up through the ranks as it will give him plenty of options to pick from in the years to come and, hopefully, mean that he does not have to worry as much about incoming transfers at senior level.

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