Young Rangers striker Chris McKee claims that he draws inspiration from Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane as he looks to make his name at Ibrox.
The young Northern Irishman signed a one-year extension to his Rangers deal which will keep him at the club until 2022.
Emerging as a key figure in the Kevin Thomson-led Rangers B Team, the 18-year-old Northern Ireland kid will be hoping for the chance to fire the Gers to glory over the next few seasons.
Signed from Linfield’s Academy in 2018, McKee hopes to emulate the achievements of £180m-rated man Kane at Ibrox.
“Being a Spurs fan I have always looked up to Harry Kane. He is probably my idol and I like to watch clips of him on YouTube to try and pick up some tips,” said McKee [Irish FA].
“My best position is playing through the middle as an out-and-out striker. However, this season I have also played as a number 10 and even though you do get a lot more of the ball playing in that role, I still prefer to play as a striker.
“I have scored nine goals in 13 games this term but I have only played striker in about two or three of those matches the rest of the time I have been playing as a number 10.
“I must admit when they told me I was getting a new deal I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! Over the lockdown I got myself super fit so it would give me an edge over the other players.
“I did loads of extra sessions during the break and I’m now the fittest I have ever been and I feel it’s made me a better player which helped in getting a new contract.”
If McKee can be half as successful as England captain Kane in his drive to make the breakthrough at Rangers then the club can be very excited about this young striking prospect indeed.
Not that there won’t be plenty of effort on McKee’s part – the young striker has been explaining that you couldn’t wipe the smile off of his face after signing the new Ibrox deal.