As Rangers Academy graduate Robbie Ure joins Anderlecht the young striker joins fellow Ibrox talents Kai Kennedy and Josh McPake in quitting the club this summer.

The Scotland youth international striker, 19, has signed a one-year deal with the Belgian Pro League club in an ambitious move which comes just one year on from breaking into the Ibrox first-team.

Robbie Ure netted a debut goal in the League Cup win over Queen of the South last August but failed to kick on and will now turn out for Anderlecht’s youth side next season.

But the striker’s Ibrox exit is the latest example of a young player from within the Rangers Academy eventually being moved on despite much hype around their status.

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Robbie Ure to Anderlecht as Kai Kennedy and Josh McPake leave Rangers

In either a statement about the Scottish press overhyping young talents, or in Rangers’ development of these youngsters, Robbie Ure’s move to Anderlecht comes after the exits of Kai Kennedy and Josh McPake this summer.

Back in 2020 Kai Kennedy was expected to be the next big thing for Rangers as a series of Scottish youth showings reportedly had the likes of Man City and Bayern Munich on his tail.

A clash with Steven Gerrard over “ego” in the Academy then followed but since breaking through at Rangers it’s not gone to plan for the winger.

After no fewer than five SPFL loan moves, Kai Kennedy was released this summer and has signed for English National League side York City.

Josh McPake preceded Kai Kennedy as Rangers’ next big thing and after being handed a debut by Steven Gerrard in the summer 2019, has been in and out of the club’s reckoning ever since.

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Reported attitude issues have muddied the waters when it comes to McPake, who was released at the end of the transfer window and who is still without a club.

Joining Anderlecht-bound Robbie Ure as being a youngster who broke through at the Academy and then fell into Ibrox obscurity, Rangers have now lost three much-hyped Ibrox talents in one window.

Whilst all three might not have been good enough to play for Rangers, there are questions surrounding the club’s Academy with all three failing to hit the heights once expected of them in Glasgow.

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