By Doug Ward

30th Sep, 2020 | 7:30am

Rangers agree deal with PL club for young forward to exit Ibrox - report

Teenage striker Dire Mebude has left Rangers after agreeing terms to join Manchester City, according to the Glasgow Evening Times.

The newspaper claims that Rangers will receive a transfer fee for the 16-year-old forward and may also benefit in the future as “a number of clauses were inserted in the deal”.

Mebude failed to make a single appearance for Rangers’ first-team during his spell in Govan but we wish the youngster the best of luck on his move down south as he’s joining one of the best academies in the world.

Rangers also have a great academy of their own, especially to produce a player like Mebude, who’s now reportedly joining up with Man City.

It remains to be seen whether or not the Scotland youth international will break into the Man City first-team – and it could be a long time before that becomes a reality – but it does say a lot about the talent that is being produced in Govan.

It’s good that the Gers have bagged a transfer fee for the teenager too.

We see a lot of players leave for absolute peanuts these days and compensation fees aren’t exactly flattering either when so much money and hard work is put into producing these young players.

But the chance of getting fees in the future is a good way for the Gers to continue reaping the rewards that their academy gives them, even if a player is long gone.

We hope to hear good things about Mebude in the near future.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are in talks to sign this £3.6million-rated midfielder who’s already passed a medical at Ibrox.