Premier League giants Man United, Arsenal and Newcastle United are all tailing Rangers talent Jack Wylie as the Gers eye a new deal at Ibrox.

The 15-year-old defender is progressing well in the club’s youth ranks but Rangers are well aware of swirling interest from the English top flight as they try to negotiate terms.

Rangers have seen several top young stars, such as Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Adedire Mebude (Man City) and Rory Wilson (Aston Villa) move down south when it came to signing professional terms.

But in recent seasons Rangers have shown a stronger pathway into the Ibrox first-team and the club will hope this convinces the likes of Jack Wylie to sign on in Glasgow.

The latest update comes via the Athletic, who also appear to confirm that Rangers are edging closer to a new four-year deal for Leon King.

News of the King contract had broken earlier in the week and the defender’s progress at Rangers this season, where Leon played in all six of the club’s Champions League matches, will have played a major role in the deal being struck.

Rangers will look to Leon King example in Jack Wylie negotiations

There are many similarities between Leon King and Jack Wylie at Rangers, with the futures of both players considered to be at centre-back.

Both were also extensively linked with the chance to move to some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs as they approached their 16th birthdays and Rangers will be hoping for Leon King to serve as an example to Jack Wylie.

Whilst the riches and prestige of Man United, Newcastle United, Arsenal and the Premier League has an undoubted allure, the chances of progression at that level can often be slim.

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Staying at Rangers and progressing in the Ibrox first-team could offer Wylie invaluable experience and stronger development opportunities.

It very much means the kid’s future is up in the air and let’s hope that Rangers can convince yet another top youngster in Jack Wylie to commit his future to Ibrox.

Meanwhile, Rangers and Celtic have been linked with a move for a Championship striker.

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