By Mike Slater

2nd Jul, 2022 | 11:10am

Rangers agree to pay £100,000 for Zak Lovelace as transfer done

Rangers have agreed to pay Millwall £100,000 in order the get the deal for Zak Lovelace over the line, according to Jordan Campbell.

The London club were due a cross-border compensation fee with the striker yet to sign professional terms at The Den, with a move to Ibrox now all-but-done.

Ross Wilson has spearheaded another summer packed with academy signings already, with eyes now set to go onto the first-team for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic, Campbell shared the details of the deal that is now basically done and dusted ahead of the new season.

“Zak Lovelace, who became Championship side Milwall’s second-youngest player ever last December when he made his debut at age 15, is set to join the ranks of Rangers’ new recruits in a deal for around £100,000,” he wrote.

“While they are set to sign Cameron Bell, a Scottish midfielder who was recently released by Everton.”

Bargain.

Even if this one doesn’t work out in the future, it wouldn’t matter that much.

This is a player who made his Championship debut with Millwall at 15 years old, so the sky is truly the limit for the young striker, who will want to make waves at Auchenhowie.

Potentially the man to replace Rory Wilson, who is due to join Aston Villa, Lovelace comes in for a snippet of the price received for the Scottish sensation, and hopefully, with as much clamour behind his name.

Ross Wilson has become the master of snatching young talent from English clubs in recent years for relatively nothing, with Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey recent examples.

Their worth has skyrocketed since arriving for only six figures themselves, so that will be the goal with Lovelace in five years or maybe even less given his trajectory so far.

This one looks like a no-brainer – remember the name.

In other Rangers news, scouts at Ibrox are said to have watched this ‘immense’ powerhouse numerous times ahead of a potential major transfer