By Jack Cunningham

17th Jul, 2021 | 12:10pm

Rangers planning to hand Leon King a new contract

Rangers are “looking to tie down” 17-year-old Leon King to a new contract, according to a report from The Athletic.

They claim that “Rangers are understood” to be preparing a new deal for the young centre-back, who made his first-team debut last season and has made two first-team appearances overall.

The report states that “his efforts while part of the first-team squad mean discussions have begun over securing his long-term future”. This is an important step for King, who clearly has a bright future in the game, and if the Gers can tie him down, that will be a big win.

Good deal for Rangers and King!

The 17-year-old blew Steven Gerrard away in training last season and was called “superb” by the Gers boss. He also claimed that his debut wasn’t “sentimental” and that he had earned it by training “really well” [Rangers’ website].

This bodes well for the future, and it would be good if Rangers can get his future tied down so that he can continue growing at Ibrox.

Considering he is just 17 and already training with the first team, the future looks very bright for King, and it would be amazing for him to sign a long-term deal with the Gers as it represents the trust that the club have in him.

If the Gers do get this deal sorted, it shows that the club are still looking to the future, which is a good sign for fans as it shows that it isn’t all about the here and now.

King has clearly had a good impact at Ibrox, and the quicker the Gers get this deal sorted, the better for both the club and the player.

It makes sense for both parties, so hopefully, King signs a new contract soon.

In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard has held talks with one player’s agent ahead of a potential move to Ibrox.