According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Rangers have agreed to sign Kane Ritchie-Hosler, from Manchester City.
While a deal hasn’t been officially confirmed via a statement, it was reportedly confirmed by RangersTV commentator, Tom Miller, on Saturday.
The 16-year-old forward is highly regarded at City.
Yet, despite starring for their U16s this season, he is due to move to Ibrox in the summer.
It’s the latest of a number of positive developments for Rangers’s youth set up, showing they can attract talent from Premier League clubs.
At the beginning of the month, Nathan Young-Coombes transferred from Chelsea.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 1, 2019
That already looks to be a masterstroke, as he lit up the Alkass International Cup in Doha, with flair and goals. He even netted an impressive hat-trick against Etoile Sportive du Sahel.
Furthermore, the Gers went on to become the first British club to win the prestigious trophy.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 15, 2019
Clearly, though, the recruitment team aren’t resting on their laurels.
Results out in Qatar prove that the current roster can compete with the very best in the world.
Now, the challenge is to keep improving and to create a direct pathway from youth level to the first team.
It will be a while before Ritchie-Hosler dons the jersey. Hopefully, though, it’ll be worth the wait.