Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could utilise his connection with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to his advantage as he aims to add youngster James McAtee to his squad.

With the Ibrox side selling Juninho Bacuna to Birmingham and Losing Ianis Hagi for the remainder of the season due to injury, it is paramount the Dutchman adds quality to the squad as we aim to retain our league title.

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The Daily Mail has stated that Rangers have made an enquiry about taking the 19-year old on loan as we aim to add to the recent Amad Diallo signing and get some quality in that could improve the team.

McAtee has already made his Premier League debut for Man City in November and has excelled in the Premier League 2 this season, scoring 14 goals, and providing four assists in only 15 matches.

Rangers boss van Bronckhorst could use his Pep Guardiola connection to his advantage

The city youngster is attracting Premier League interest too, with Steven Gerrard looking to sign the player for Aston Villa, but is the Dutchman leading the chase?

Van Bronckhorst spent five months studying the methods of Guardiola which has enabled him to craft his own philosophies and approach to coaching.

Pep even went as far as congratulating Rangers for choosing a “winner” to take charge of the Ibrox club in what was a mutual respect for the Dutchman.

The Man City boss described managing Rangers as a “huge opportunity” for the 46-year-old and the respect between the pair may have its advantages down the line when it comes to transfers, with James McAtee hopefully making the move to Ibrox.

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A loan deal could work out well for both parties, with the youngster set to be thrust in amongst the matchday squad due to notable absences at Rangers and this will give him plenty of chances to thrive and impress Guardiola.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers star has heaped praise on Alex Lowry following his excellent performances as of late.

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