By Joe Ellis

29th Nov, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers desperate for Jack Wylie answer as Arsenal and Manchester United lurk

Arsenal and Manchester United are both keen on signing Rangers starlet Jack Wylie after extensive scouting, according to the Daily Record [29 November, 02:02pm].

The Gunners and the Red Devils watched Wylie lead the young Gers to winning the Under-16 Scottish Football Association’s CAS Cup thanks to victory over Celtic.

The 16-year-old defender is yet to commit his future to Ibrox and the Light Blues are now desperate for him to sign a long-term deal to fend off the Premier League giants.

Rangers now fear that with Wylie still not committed to the club long-term, they may be forced to let him go to England to pursue his further footballing career.

United and Arsenal could become embroiled in a transfer fight for Wylie but won’t have to negotiate with the Bears until a personal agreement is reached as he is yet to sign scholar or professional terms at Auchenhowie.

Imperative

Wylie wouldn’t be seen in the Gers’ first team for several years if he were to sign on the dotted line in Glasgow but it is highly important that he does so for many reasons.

If he is as good as many youth coaches believe him to be, then whoever is the senior manager when he is ready to make his mark will want him to remain at the club to bolster their squad.

But perhaps most importantly for the future of the club, signing him to professional terms means Premier League clubs can’t come and sign him for a mere compensation fee as they can do at the moment.

Wylie is obviously one of the most talented teenagers in the country right now to have such prestigious clubs watching his every move on the field and that kind of potential can’t be relinquished easily.

With so much attention being paid to the first-team shenanigans, Ross Wilson cannot afford to forget the next generation of Rangers talent.

In other Rangers news, one January target could now be available with this English club making their stance clear.