By Jonty Banks

28th Apr, 2023 | 6:40am

Rangers academy duo Jack Wylie and Calum Adamson set to sign professional contracts

Rangers academy duo Jack Wylie and Calum Adamson have agreed to sign two-year professional contracts amid a host of interest from the Premier League, according to the Daily Record.

Wylie had previously attracted interest south of the border from both Arsenal and Spurs, while Adamson has been a target for both Crystal Palace and Newcastle in the past.

Both players have played up the age groups with the Gers, and academy chief Craig Mulholland was a major catalyst in both players remaining at Ibrox.

“The pair have both agreed to take the step up from the Ibrox academy and will sign two year professional contracts starting this summer,” the Daily Record wrote.

Building blocks

A strong academy is always the base for a strong first team, and Rangers need to start transitioning more players through their youth ranks before being pinched by English clubs.

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Last year, the Gers lost Rory Wilson to Aston Villa in a £250,000 deal, and the striker has moved from strength to strength since, highlighting the need for Rangers to hang onto their young academy stars.

This update is a positive move for the club and hopefully signposts that they are willing to pledge plenty of resources to the academy.

Beale has been renowned for his work with young players at both Aston Villa and QPR before becoming Rangers boss, and this could persuade more players to remain at the club instead of moving down to the Premier League.

With change at the top of Rangers set in motion with the departure of Ross Wilson and Douglas Park, a new vision on the youth set-up could wait in store.

In other Rangers news, the club may now approach a sporting director who built a Champions League winning team and can hire him for free.