Rangers youth star with links to Sir Andy Murray signs Ibrox deal
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Rangers youth star with links to Sir Andy Murray signs Ibrox deal

Rangers youth star Jack Harkness – who has links to tennis legend Sir Andy Murray – has been rewarded for his good form in the Ibrox Academy with a new contract at the club.

The 17-year-old right-back has penned a new two-year deal at Rangers which will keep him at the Gers until at least the summer of 2023.

Rangers talent Harkness is a boyhood bluenose and signing the contract will be like a dream come true for the player as he looks to take the next steps in his career.

Right-back is an area that Rangers have been particularly blessed with in the Academy as of late as exemplified by the emergence of now Scotland international talent Nathan Patterson.

Behind the first-team Rangers star is Ibrox B side full-back Adam Devine who caught our eye during a recent Lowland League victory over Berwick Rangers.

It proves that Harkness has hit work cut out to make the grade at Ibrox but the Gers backroom staff clearly believe the player has something about him.

This is evidenced by the fact Jack has been used by the B Team in the Lowland League this season.

Rangers youth star Jack Harkness has links to Sir Andy Murray

Interestingly, Harkness is also signed to Sir Andy Murray linked agency firm 77 Sports Management Agency.

Harkness signed with the firm in February alongside Dundee United winger Miller Thomson, 16, and spoke of his delight to be signing up with the agency.

“I’m delighted to be joining 77 Sports Management,” said Harkness [Scotsman].

“I’m at an important point in my career and am confident that the team there can help guide my development as I look to improve both as a footballer and an athlete.”

Sir Andy – who acts as a mentor to all the athletes signed up to 77SM – also namechecked the Rangers youngster after the agency securedthe youn right-back’s talents.

Jack Harkness is signed to a sports agency attached to Sir Andy Murray. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“Football is a huge passion of mine and I’m looking forward to working with both Jack and Miller,” said Murray.

“They are both talented, work hard and have bright futures in the game. We are looking forward to helping them develop and maximise their potential.”

Speaking of Sir Andy Murray, did you know that the legendary tennis star was once offered the opportunity to join Rangers?