Rivals release Rangers statement as aggressive approach from Ibrox continues to make waves

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Premiership rivals release statement amid aggressive Rangers strategy

Scottish Premiership rivals Hibs have released a statement after talented young striker Connor Young became the latest youngster to be signed by Rangers.

Young, 17, has joined the Ibrox side on a three-year deal with Hibs moving to pacify their supporters by giving some context to the deal.

Whilst the Easter Road side do not go into specifics, they claim that the deal to take the kid to Rangers includes a “five-figure fee” and a “sizeable” sell-on clause [Hibs FC].

Coming through the youth ranks in Leith, losing the youngster to Rangers is obviously a blow to the Edinburgh club but they suggest that the money received will be used to develop players elsewhere in the squad.

Connor Young had signed a professional deal with Hibs as a 16-year-old and Rangers have expressed their delight at being able to sign bring the kid from Easter Road.

“We are delighted to welcome Connor to Rangers,” said Head of Academy Craig Mulholland [Rangers].

“He is a player that David Stevenson and our recruitment team have tracked for some time along with our technical staff who have seen him have some excellent performances against our own group.

“We believe that Connor has attributes that can be developed further working under David, Brian and their multi-disciplinary staff team.”

Hibs youngster Connor Young latest to sign for Rangers Academy

The move for Connor Young comes amid an aggressive transfer window from the Rangers youth set-up that has seen them target a series of top young talents in Scotland and down south.

Between the club’s U18s and B sides Rangers have moved for a serious of top talents from their Premiership rivals in the last couple of months.

These include Lancelot Pollard (Aberdeen), Cameron Cooper (Partick Thistle), Bailey Rice (Motherwell) and Kieron Willox (ICT).

But south of the border Rangers have also been very busy this summer, adding the likes of Zak Lovelace (Millwall), Cameron Bell (Everton) and Archie Stevens (Wimbledon) the club’s youth ranks.

Connor Young becomes the latest to join the Rangers youth ranks as the club look to dominate in this regard and aggressively recruit top talent from across the UK.

But there could be one youngster the Gers miss out on as Old Firm rivals Celtic make their move for another top young Scottish talent.

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