Premier League club Leeds United are plotting a summer raid of Rangers academy, according to the Atheltic’s Phil Hay.

The high-profile journalist shared that the Whites are targeting junior players of both the Bears and Celtic as they look to improve their own academy.

Steven Gerrard already has his eyes on improving his own academy this summer, with young striker Shane Temple already on trial at Auchenhowie.

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Writing for the Athletic on Friday morning, Hay shared the transfer update that should have the Gers preparing for the worst.

“A fresh budget has been set aside for academy incomings,” he wrote.

“Leeds are believed to be looking at juniors at Celtic and Rangers, along with youngsters at Brighton and Bradford City. Orta has plans to enhance their scouting system further by creating a bigger and more detailed data department, covering transfers at all levels.”

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No problems.

If there is one club that should be worried about now, it should be our near rivals Celtic.

The Bears are at their most successful this year after finally ending 10 years of torment in Glasgow, and should we win this Old Firm clash on Sunday, they won’t be winning any silverware this season.

Young players will buzz off the success of their senior side, and push to be involved. Celtic are in their worst moment in a decade, and with the likes of Scott Brown leaving, it could continue.

There will be more young talents across Glasgow who could be tempted, and we will let Leeds take their pick from there, but not Auchenhowie.

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