By Saikat Mandal

23rd Jun, 2022 | 9:40am

Rangers have won race to sign Millwall forward Zak Lovelace

Rangers have won the race to sign Millwall youngster Zak Lovelace, according to journalist Fraser Fletcher.

The BBC Scotland journalist shared on Twitter on 23 June that the youngster has informed the Championship club that he is leaving to join Ibrox.

A host of clubs have chased for his signature but Rangers have moved ahead of other rivals and have secured his signing. The player can officially join on 1 July when his registration will Millwall will end, which is eight days from now.

Fletcher wrote on Twitter: “Zak Lovelace has informed Millwall he is leaving to join Rangers. He can officially join up at Ibrox from 1st of July when his registration with Millwall finishes. Lovelace made his debut aged 15 for Millwall and had a host of clubs chasing his signature.”

Top talent

The young forward is an exceptionally talented player, but he is probably the one for the future. 

He made his Championship debut at the age of 15 and became the Lions’ second-youngest player ever to represent the senior team. 

He is highly rated, and Rangers have moved ahead of other clubs to secure his signature, which shows, the club’s desire to invest in the young talent. 

The Daily Record on 24 May reported that the youngster could move cross-border for less than £200,000 in compensation. 

It’s a clever business for Rangers considering the cross-border compensation fees being so small.

Having said that, the club must act quickly to do some serious business this summer. 

As of now, they have managed to sign John Souttar on a free transfer, although that deal was already agreed back in January. 

The club have done well in sorting out contracts of some of the key players, but more signings are needed this summer. 

In other Rangers news, a season-long controversy has now developed into a new phase after recent developments.