They say that you should always play to your strengths, so if you’re trying to snap up a Northern Irish prodigy and you just happen to have the Northern Irish captain in your squad, why wouldn’t you use that to your advantage?
That appears to have been Rangers’ thinking at least when it came to persuading Charlie Lindsay to sign for the club from Glentoran.
The 15-year-old, described as a “wonder kid” by The Athletic, will sign for the Gers on a three year professional deal next summer, after having made his professional debut in Ireland back in September.
And it is understood that despite having trained with Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Fulham, he chose the Bears after having breakfast with Steven Gerrard and homeland hero, Steven Davis.
Speaking to The Athletic, Glentoran academy manager David Lowry said: “I spoke to him briefly about it and he said it was a great experience.
“With Steve Davis being the Northern Ireland captain, a key player for Rangers and a midfielder too, there’s probably no better player for Charlie to aspire to be like.”
Chances are that meeting Davis wasn’t the only factor in Lindsay electing to choose Rangers, but it certainly won’t have helped, and there are a lot of lessons that the starlet could stand to learn from his veteran compatriot.
If he goes on to have even half the success that Davis has had, then he will surely be considered a real asset at Ibrox.
In other news, Confirmed: Rangers player signs new deal in Monday reveal.