Rangers keeper set to depart as he sets sights on move abroad - report
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Rangers keeper set to depart as he sets sights on move abroad - report

Rangers Academy keeper Jack McConnell is on his way out of Ibrox and is looking for a new club abroad, according to a report.

The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell shared the news that the teenager is looking to try his luck outside of Scotland yesterday.

McConnell was a regular in the under-18s last season as they lifted the Scottish FA Youth Cup and his decision to move on comes as a surprise.

However, with the likes of Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin, Kieran Wright and Robby McCrorie ahead of him in the first-team squad and Aaron Cervantes, Lewis Budinauckas and Jay Hogarth in the B team, his thinking becomes a bit clearer.

At 18, McConnell will feel he needs to be getting closer to first-team football at this stage of his career and, despite being Rangers’ number one at under-18 level last season, a move away seems the right move.

Heading abroad would be a really good choice and give the teenager the chance to sample a different culture and get out of Scotland as he finds his feet in the game.

McConnell exit the risk Rangers run with top talents in Gers’ Academy

While it is disappointing to see McConnell wanting to move on, it is the risk clubs like Rangers run with so many top talents in the Academy set-up.

Hopefully, the keeper goes on to establish himself somewhere and go on to have a solid career at a good level.

Rangers should stand to benefit in future if he does through training compensation and one day he could even end up returning to Ibrox as number one.

In other news, Rangers star heads to London for talks ahead of £20million move

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