Rangers talent Zak Lovelace recovers from a setback against Real Madrid to net a B Team stunner and spark a debate over his record-breaking potential.
The ex-Millwall kid continues to impress for the Rangers B team but only a matter of weeks ago was stretchered off during a clash with a Real Madrid youth team in the AMF Tournament in Morocco.
But little over two weeks later the 17-year-old striker is once again grabbing the headlines after scoring a wonderful solo goal in the B team’s latest Lowland League victory.
The powerful forward showed immense technique to flick the ball over the head of one defender in his own half, before darting past another, driving into the opposition box and blasting the ball home.
The goal came in the 3-0 Lowland League victory over Edinburgh University, with Aaron Lyall opening the scoring with a double either side of halftime.
It’s a wonderful strike from Zak Lovelace and shows why the striker made his Millwall debut as a 15-year-old and why Rangers were so determined to bring him north of the border.
Zak Lovelace has potential to be Rangers record-breaker
Already making his first-team debut for the club, in last August’s League Cup win over Queen of the South, there are few more brighter prospects in the club’s youth ranks at present.
Rangers are also said to have beaten several top Premier League sides to the signing of Lovelace, with the likes of Brighton and Leicester named as high-profile suitors [Scottish Daily Express].
But thanks to cross-border compensation rules, Rangers were able to sign the player on a cut-price development fee and now there are high hopes about his progress.
Rangers have used the system to their advantage in recent seasons, with Calvin Bassey (£23m to Ajax) and Joe Aribo (£10m to Southampton) banking the club big money after cut-price moves.
Given the talent Zak Lovelace has, and the fact he’s a young English attacking player, you’ll forgive Rangers fans for reckoning he has all the hallmarks of an Ibrox record-breaker.
The £23m Calvin Bassey transfer currently stands as the club’s all-time record sale, but if Zak Lovelace can replicate this sort of goal for the Rangers top team perhaps he’ll be the one to break it.
Meanwhile, Castore have signed a new partnership south of the border.