By Peter Lynch

28th Apr, 2023 | 8:10am

Tottenham make approach to sign Rangers sensation Jack Wyllie as two-year contract all but agreed

Tottenham made an approach to sign Rangers youngster Jack Wyllie, but the Scottish side have beaten the North London outfit to his signature, according to the Daily Record.

Wyllie, who turned 16 at the turn of the year, will sign a two-year deal with the Gers this summer.

The young right-back is currently involved with the Scotland under-16 setup.

“Rangers have beaten off English Premier League moves to sign Jack Wyllie and Calum Adamson on professional contracts,” according to the Daily Record. “The pair will sign two-year professional contracts from this summer.

“Arsenal and Tottenham both made approaches to land Wyllie, while Crystal Palace and Newcastle United wanted midfielder Adamson. Rangers academy chief Craig Mulholland was a major catalyst in both boys remaining at Rangers.”

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Wyllie looks certain to have a bright future in football, with the youngster potentially the next big thing at Ibrox.

It isn’t easy to keep such talents at the club for very long, particularly if English giants Tottenham come calling, but Rangers look like they have managed to do that with Wyllie.

The Gers have seen the likes of Billy Gilmour and Nathan Patterson take that route previously, and while the powers that be will want the same for Wyllie, right now it seems they have their own plans for him.

Success on the pitch will be in their thinking, but finances will also undoubtedly have crossed their minds, with the Gers in for a potential major windfall in the near future if the likes of Tottenham keep tabs on the teenager.

He will be 18 by the time his two-year deal in Scotland is up, with Rangers expected to be more willing to listen to offers then.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are interested in signing an English Championship star this summer with Michael Beale looking to repeat his Todd Cantwell masterclass from the January window.