Rangers leading the chase for Man City youngster amid Premier League interest - report
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Rangers leading the chase for Man City youngster amid Premier League interest - report

Rangers are reportedly leading the chase to sign Manchester City youngster James McAtee on loan as several other Premier League clubs appear to be interested in the highly-rated player.

The Daily Mail reports that McAtee could be on the move with Rangers, Swansea, and Girona all interested in taking the player on loan, with Aston Villa and Leicester also looking to do some business.

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Although Pep Guardiola would ideally like the player to remain at City and follow the path that Phil Foden has, first-team football would be easier to come by if he went out on loan.

James McAtee could join Rangers as van Bronckhorst’s footballing philosophy could be key

The Ibrox side can utilise van Bronckhorst’s relationship with Guardiola to good effect and convince the Spaniard that a move north of the border would be great for the youngster’s development.

Gio learned under Guardiola for five months following his spell at Feyenoord and has adapted some of his possession-based philosophies which in turn may be key in persuading the City boss to send his player to Rangers.

Signing the 19-year-old would be good business for the club as we currently need reinforcements in the midfield department, especially with Ianis Hagi out injured for the rest of the season and the inevitable January departures.

The Englishman usually plays in an attacking midfield role but can also operate in the middle of the park.

Champions League 2017/2018 Feyenoord-Manchester City Pep Guardiola troost Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foto ; Pim Ras during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Manchester City at the Kuip on September 13, 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

With 14 goals and four assists in 15 Premier League 2 matches this season [TransferMarkt], McAtee is in some excellent form and would surely be an asset for Rangers as we face an important run of fixtures.

In other news, Rangers look set to carry out raid on Premiership rivals for John Souttar.

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