Rangers youngster Lewis Budinauckas is attracting major interest from English side Bradford City ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Daily Record report that Bradford’s scouting team have been ‘tipped off’ about a potential move for Budinauckas.

Bradford want to land a new goalkeeper this summer, ideally one that they can develop over the coming years.

Budinauckas is one name on their wish list and that would mean a move to play under Mark Hughes.

The Welshman took a surprising drop into League Two in February of last year, ending a spell of more than three years out of management.

The Bantams are currently occupying the final playoff spot in League Two and will be gunning for promotion in the coming weeks.

That could make a deal for Budinauckas a little easier, or mean Hughes and co look for bigger-name targets.

Budinauckas will now be watching Bradford’s fate with interest though as he considers his next step.

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Lewis Budinauckas may be tempted to leave Rangers

Budinauckas, 20, has come up through the Ranks ranks in the early years of his career.

The son of Stirling Albion goalkeeping coach Kevin Budinauckas, Lewis has yet to make his first-team debut for Rangers.

The youngster has though played regularly in the Lowland League this season, racking up 26 appearances for Rangers B.

Finding that pathway to first-team action isn’t easy though.

Budinauckas will have surely seen Robby McCrorie’s situation at Ibrox over the years.

A homegrown goalkeeper just like Budinauckas, McCrorie (pictured above) has never been given the chance to shine for Rangers despite a number of loan spells.

Now 25, McCrorie’s career has stalled and he may well need to leave Rangers this summer.

Budinauckas won’t want a similar situation for himself and that may just tempt him to trade Glasgow for West Yorkshire this summer.

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