By Jason Jones

8th Apr, 2020 | 3:22pm

Report - Rangers wrap up long term deal for versatile starlet likened to Wayne Rooney

Rangers have completed a deal to sign Irish starlet Charlie Lindsay, according to the Scottish Sun

The teenage playmaker currently plays for Glentoran, where he made his first team debut aged just 15 years, five months, and 24 days.

The sensation had previously agreed a deal in principle after making a positive impression for the Gers’ youth setup during a trial period in Glasgow.

And it is now understood that a three year deal has been finalised, with Lindsay set to link up with the Gers after he celebrates his 16th birthday in July.

The prodigy was named as player of the tournament when he featured for the Gers in the Alkass International Cup back in February, captaining the U17s as they faced off against the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and PSG in Qatar.

Will Lindsay be a good signing for the Gers?

Obviously, at 16 or so, there is still a lot of growing left for the youngster to do, and a lot of things that could ultimately derail his path to the top.

What you would have to say, however, is that he has all the ingredients and potential needed to be an absolute world beater.

Not only is he already playing first team football over in Ireland, but he has been compared to the likes of Wayne Rooney by former professionals Nick Summerbee and Chris Makin.

Writing about his performances at the time, the pair said: “I don’t think anyone has had a tournament like him. Joint top scorer heading into the last day, and a natural finisher, he reminds me so much of Wayne Rooney.

“Lindsay gets in on the left of this team, allowing him to cut in, which we’ve seen him do so well in this tournament, although he’s shown he can play anywhere across the front line.”

That should be more than enough to get Gers salivating at the prospect of what he can do at Ibrox, and it feels as if landing a player of his immense potential could be a massive coup for the club.

In other Rangers news, SPFL provide major update on Ibrox title hopes.