Premier League club Southampton want to sign Rangers talent Kyle McClelland, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at League One side Falkirk and has been a ‘standout’ performer during his spell at the club.

It is suggested that the Saints are tracking the progress of McClelland between now and the end of the season before he returns to Ibrox.

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The 19-year-old has worked his way through the academy at Auchenhowie and has even switched allegiances from Scotland to Northern Ireland under-19s.

McClelland will surely be desperate to prove himself at Ibrox, and there is no better time for that given the success at the club after sealing the 55th Scottish Premiership title.

Southampton would not be able to give the defender a clear pathway into the first-team, especially in the Premier League, and that has to be taken into consideration with his next move in his career.

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Future.

We need to keep hold of these bright talents, especially in defence.

Leon Balogun is on the wrong side of 30-years-old, and despite the arrival of Jack Simpson, McClelland could be the one to replace the Nigerian at Ibrox after next season.

Conor Goldson and Filip Helander have had constant reported transfer interest in them in the past year, and this summer could be an intriguing one regarding them.

McClelland will know he still has to prove himself moving forward, and chances in the first-team may arrive in the cup competitions next season.

In other Rangers news, one Bears star has featured in a Champions League advert for next season already alongside Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba

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