By Doug Ward

9th Jul, 2021 | 6:49pm

Done deal: Rangers sign Greig Allen permanently from Hearts

Rangers have confirmed the signing of youngster Greig Allen from Hearts.

In a statement on their official website on Friday, the Gers confirmed that the 2005-born player has agreed a deal at Ibrox.

Academy chief Craig Mulholland spoke about the deal, saying: “Greig joins our professional ranks from Hearts and he is a young player our recruitment team have tracked for some time.”

Hearts, meanwhile, confirmed on their official Twitter account that Allen has joined the Scottish champions after they agreed an “undisclosed amount for training compensation”.

Building for the future

Rangers have a great academy, a great training ground and great coaches. It doesn’t mean we’re always going to have the best players.

While many fans might be asking, ‘why are we not developing our own talent?’, it’s pretty obvious that the Gers would only sign the best youngsters available who are out there.

We have a big net in terms of catchment but scouting up and coming youngsters from other parts of Scotland, like Edinburgh, is difficult.

Hearts will have no doubt put a lot of work into getting Allen to the level he’s at right now and they have been compensated suitably, it seems.

It’s a shame that we cannot find out much about Allen online.

If Mulholland chased him for a long time then he’s bound to be a very promising young talent who the club’s staff is excited about.

We can’t really get excited about it because the club has withheld details about the player but in time, we might get a look at the promising young player.

In other Rangers news, the Gers want to avoid a fan meltdown after a bid was rejected by the club.