According to The Scottish Sun, the Gers have scheduled talks with the player this month to offer him a ‘bumper’ contract extension.
His current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2023 and the Light Blues want to pin him down to fresh terms to secure his future at the club, although he is not going to make a final decision until the end of the campaign.
The report claims that Manchester City and Newcastle are both circling around him, and Rangers are hoping that their offer is tempting enough for him to reject a move south of the border.
The Ibrox faithful will surely be delighted with this claim, as it shows that the club are not sparing any expense in trying to keep the 18-year-old starlet.
Ross Wilson is seemingly doing all that he can to ensure that Lowry wants to remain in Glasgow. Offering him a ‘bumper’ deal may be enough to take away any financial worries that the youngster may have about staying in Scotland, which would then leave it down to Gio van Bronckhorst to make sure that he feels valued.
The Dutch head coach has given him opportunities to impress in the first team throughout the campaign. The teenager has made four senior appearances for the club, three in the Scottish Cup and one in the Premiership, and this shows that the manager rates him highly.
Lowry has also received acclaim from his youth team boss in the past. Graeme Murty, his former coach at Ibrox, lavished the young talent with praise, saying: “Alex is unlike anyone else at Rangers I would suggest in terms of his technical ability, the range of passing that he sees and executes, his individual ability to go past people and he has a remarkable degree of self-confidence.”
At the age of 18, he has the majority of his career left ahead of him to develop as a player, and fans will surely want to see him fulfill his potential for the Light Blues. It would be gutting for the Teddy Bears if they are forced to watch him go to Manchester City or Newcastle and make it at the top level before they got the chance to see him in regular action at Ibrox.
Therefore, fans must be delighted with the club’s approach to keeping Lowry in Glasgow and will at least know that they are not allowing him to leave without a fight.