Glowing comments suggests Rangers kid can be next £16m+ Ibrox asset
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Glowing comments suggests Rangers kid can be next £16m+ Ibrox asset

If what ex-Rangers star Andy Halliday has to say about Ibrox prospect Leon King is sure, then the Gers must do everything to protect an asset potentially worth over £16m.

The now Hearts utility man was speaking about the 18-year-old defender on Open Goal after Leon King put in an assured display in the 4-0 dismantling of St Mirren over the weekend.

Andy Halliday trained with Leon King during his time at Rangers and waxed lyrical about the player’s talents following his appearance in Paisley.

“I would love to see [Alex] Lowry, [Leon] King, young boys that deserve to get a chance,” Halliday said [Open Goal].

“I would love to see them get game time between now and the end of the season.

“He was brilliant [against St Mirren]. I told you when I left Rangers when you asked who I thought the next player was.

“Nathan Patterson was one, I always felt Leon would be the one to step up.

“He has a 30-year-old’s brain which I think is massive for younger kids.

“He is just so mature in the way he plays, he’s not scared to get on the ball. He’s not the biggest but he’s very, very intelligent.

“If he keeps maintaining the progress he’s made then I think he’ll have a future at Rangers.”

Rangers have potentially money-spinning asset in Leon King

Rangers reportedly held off competition from some of England’s top clubs – including most recently Man United and Aston Villa – to keep Leon King at Ibrox.

These are glowing comments from Andy Halliday and show just how highly regarded the youngster is at Ibrox.

Rangers recouped a record-breaking £12m rising to £16m fee for Scotland international right-back Nathan Patterson and all the sounds suggest Leon King could be on the same path.

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Recently signing a new contract until 2024, if Leon King can continue to impress in the first team then Rangers must endeavour to tie him down longer and protect what is an increasing asset.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star is good enough to play for Man City or Liverpool, according to a leading EFL manager.

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