Rangers have signed a new contract with young Scottish talent Bailey Rice against the backdrop of links to “many clubs” including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The highly-rated 16-year-old midfielder started his career in the youth ranks of Motherwell and moved to Rangers back in 2022 when he was old enough to turn professional.

Handed his debut at Rangers only eight months later, both the early appearances of Bailey Rice at Ibrox and the kid’s new contract are testament to his ability.

The youngster – who made his Rangers debut as a substitute away to Livingston in February last season – is the club’s youngest post-War league player.

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Rangers announce new Bailey Rice contract

Rangers have announced that the new Bailey Rice contract will run to May 2026 with the club tying down one of the Scottish game’s most highly-rated talents for another three years.

Speaking to the official Rangers website after striking the deal, Ibrox manager Michael Beale has recognised the Scotland U19 international’s progress so far in Govan.

“We are delighted that Bailey has extended his contract,” Beale said.

“This is recognition of the development he has made since joining the club and in making the step-up to the first team during the pre-season period. 

“Bailey is aware that he has a long road ahead in terms of further improvement, and maintaining the same excellent mentality will be key to him fulfilling his full potential.”

The new contract for Bailey Rice also comes against the backdrop of apparent interest from “many clubs” in the young Rangers midfielder.

Fabrizio Romano claims that Rangers have held of substantial interest from elsewhere to strike a deal with the Scotland youth international.

This is backed up by reports in 90min six months ago which claimed that the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid & Newcastle United were tailing the youngster.

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