Gers reportedly renew Jan interest in player; talk of cut-price deal on road well travelled
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Rangers renew January interest in major talent amid talk of cut-price deal

Rangers are set to revisit January transfer interest in Millwall prodigy Zak Lovelace as they eye a cut-price cross-border fee.

The 16-year-old striker is out of contract with the Lions come the end of the season and according to the Daily Record Rangers could land Lovelace for less than £200k.

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If clubs in England were to pounce, compensation rules between English clubs mean any fee would be north of £1m.

Having made four Championship appearances this season Millwall are clearly nudging Zak Lovelace towards the first team but Rangers pose an interesting option.

The route from English football to Ibrox and then to superstardom is becoming one increasingly well travelled as the Gers exploit loopholes to offer young players a unique opportunity in Glasgow at the start of their careers.

Rangers look to exploit cross-border rules in Zak Lovelace pursuit

Instead of moving into the mire of the super inflated English football market, young stars like Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey have been able to establish themselves in a winning team north of the border.

Both have become Nigerian internationals at Rangers and both have been touted for big money Premier League moves.

Their success sets the precedent for the likes of Zak Lovelace amid interest from Rangers and it’s a win, win for the Ibrox club too.

Not only do they get their hands on top talents for cut price fees, but they can go on to bank us a fortune with Calvin Bassey’s immense European performances seeing him valued north of £20m.

Our success in this market has been evident and it’s not the first time Rangers have been linked to Zak Lovelace either.

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Links initially appeared in January and it’s no surprise they’ve resurfaced as the player faces a big decision on his future.

Not that Millwall have any intention of letting Lovelace go; as quoted by the DR, manager Gary Rowett admits the side would “would love Zak to be part of what we do next year” but concedes interest from elsewhere is “out of your hands”.

Rangers aren’t the only ones linked to Zak Lovelace with those reports in January also naming several Premier League suitors.

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