Rangers look to have missed out on young Scottish midfielder Reagan Thomson, according to Football Insider.
The Gers are understood to have held an interest in the teenager due to a series of impressive displays for Queen’s Park and the Scottish international youth set-up.
Bitter rivals Celtic are also credited with an interest in the 16-year-old, and it is believed that both Old Firm sides have tabled offers for the prodigy.
But according to Football Insider, a source from English club Newcastle United has claimed that they have won the race for the starlet.
Thomson is set to put pen to paper imminently after a nominal fee of £100,000 was agreed between the Magpies and the Scottish side.
How disappointing is this for the Gers?
It’s always a bit of a blow to miss out on a player you’ve had your eye on, and it’s no different here.
How disappointing this is, however, is impossible to tell at this stage.
Thomson is clearly a talent, there’s no doubt about it, but he is still only 16, and there’s no way of knowing just how good he will become.
The Toon Army might have the next Lionel Messi on their hands, or they might have a player who never makes a senior appearance for them.
The chances are we’re looking at something in the middle, but the point stands.
If there is a silver lining to be gleaned from this – and it’s a very thin one – it’s that Celtic missed out on him too.
That’s not pettiness talking, it’s just good that our bitterest rivals haven’t ended up with a player we wanted.