Rangers will reportedly launch a bid to bring Man City talent James McAtee to the club after the offer of a loan move had initially failed in January.

Regarded as one of the brightest talents at the Etihad, the Scottish Sun believe Rangers are well in the hunt to sign the 19-year-old midfielder on a short-term deal this season.

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However, the Ibrox side will face stiff competition for the player’s signature with Premier League clubs such as Leeds United and Brighton also linked.

There are also Championship sides interested in signing James McAtee and according to the Sun report Huddersfield are in “pole position” to sign the youngster with Swansea also in the mix.

Rangers linked with move for Man City wonderkid James McAtee

Rangers reportedly failed with a January bid for James McAtee with Swansea City and Spanish side Girona also reportedly in the market for the player back then.

However, Man City appeared to resist any approach and eventually the talented youngster was handed a new three-year contract with the club

Instead Rangers opted to move for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey and the rest is history.

Rangers have added only John Souttar to the club’s squad this summer with the Gers instead focusing on a series of contract renewals with current members of the squad.

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James McAtee would represent solid business and given manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s links to Man City, Rangers represent an interesting option for the player.

Gio previously worked in a consultancy role with the City group before taking a job in China with Guangzhou.

Meanwhile, an imminent megabucks Premier League deal reportedly won’t have an impact on one club’s Ibrox pursuit.

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