By Mike Slater

9th Sep, 2021 | 8:10am

Rangers tabled late bid for James Hill, knocked back by Fleetwood

Rangers launched a late offer to sign to Fleetwood defender James Hill in the recent window, according to the Daily Record.

The bid was knocked back for the young sensation, who made his England under-20 debut this week against Romania.

Hill is in the final year of his contract at the League One club and has been tracked by the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

Fleetwood owner Andy Pilley has spoken out about Hill and his future at the Highbury Stadium and is said to be keen on making a sale.

The young defensive sensation is out of contract at the end of the season, and could move for “significant” compensation.

“There were two Premier League clubs who made bids for James and there was also a bid from the Scottish Premiership,” he said.

“It might be that he goes in January, but he’s going to go at the end of the season unless he signs a new contract.

Significant.

Rangers have a history of bringing young talent from League One to Ibrox, and it has worked a treat in the past.

Joe Aribo arrived from Charlton and has transformed into a cracking playmaker and vital part of this title-winning side.

Ross Wilson can call on that experience to hopefully get a deal over the line for Hill, who is clearly one of the brightest talents in his position in England.

Beating the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool to the young international would be a huge statement of intent, and another step in the right direction.

It looks as though a move is definitely going to happen, the only thing left to resolve is where that will be too, fingers crossed for Ibrox.

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