By Jason Jones

19th Dec, 2019 | 3:09pm

Report - Europa League rival plot January swoop for Rangers starlet

With a host of Premier League sides pursuing his signature, the coming January window could prove to be a pivotal one for Rangers starlet Leon King.

The teenage defender will be eligible to sign a professional contract with the Gers when he turns 16 next month, but so far, attempts to tie him down have proven unsuccessful.

And that uncertainty is attracting interest from a wide range of top clubs.

According to a report from Football Insider, Wolves are the latest team to express an interest in the centre-back.

The high-flying Premier League side, who are also through to the knockout stages of the Europa League are mentioned alongside the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Bundesliga big guns RB Leipzig as having an interest in the youngster.

A club source from Wolves reportedly told Football Insider that Wanderers have already registered their interest in landing King with the winter window opens.

And losing a player of his potential would be a real blow.

We’ve seen this kind of thing before, when Billy Gilmour was lured south of the border by a lucrative offer from Chelsea. It’s probably fair to say that King is regarded with the same kind of esteem that the precocious midfielder was prior to his move to London.

If we’re being honest, this promises to be a recurring issue for the Gers.

The stature and history of the club is all but unparalleled up in Scotland, but the bright lights and potential riches of the English game will always be a difficult temptation to overcome for some prospects.

There is still time for things to turn round, but at this present moment in time, if we’re being realistic, it would be no surprise to see King leave next month, whether that be for Wolves or elsewhere.

In other news, Report: Rangers keen on £2.5m-rated forward, club ready to sell.