By Peter Lynch

11th May, 2023 | 3:40pm

Five Rangers players set to sign contracts at Ibrox as ‘major revamp’ verdict shared

Rangers youth players Harry Weir, Grant Leitch, Alfie Halliwell, Lyall Park and Aaron Kerr are all close to signing professional contracts at Ibrox, according to the Daily Record.

All five are said to have “bright futures” at Ibrox after shining on the pitch this season, according to the report.

Their prospective deals come amid an expected revamp to the Rangers academy due to Craig Mulholland’s impending exit.

“Rangers youngsters Harry Weir, Grant Leitch, Alfie Halliwell, Lyall Park and Aaron Kerr are all set to sign their first professional contracts,” according to the Daily Record.

“The teenagers will all take the step up from the Ibrox academy to sign full-time deals come the summer. The players are all set to put pen to paper on their contracts tonight.

“They have all shone in the Light Blues’ 07 side this season and are tipped for bright futures at the club. The Rangers academy is set for a major revamp with director Craig Mulholland to step down at the end of the season.”

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Bright future

Rangers could lose several first-team stars this summer, and while Michael Beale looks certain to find replacements in the transfer window, it remains an exciting time to be a youngster at Ibrox.

Not all youth players will get a look in anytime soon, but a handful may just force their way into Beale’s pre-season plans, and even into his plans from now until the end of the campaign.

Apart from an upcoming clash with fierce rivals Celtic, there is precious little to play for at Rangers this season, meaning the manager could give himself a taste of the future by bringing some youngsters into the first-team squad.

Unlike a handful of senior players who are simply winding down their time in blue due to the impending expiry of their contracts, young players would be up for the challenge of fighting for Beale on the pitch in the weeks to come.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are readying a €7million (£6million) bid to sign one international striker amid the likely summer exit of Antonio Colak.