Rangers are reportedly close to losing highly-rated Academy talent Nathan Young-Coombes to Brentford [Daily Record].

Young-Coombes is a talented young striker who joined the Gers in January 2019 from Chelsea.

Highly-rated England youth international Nathan Young-Coombes is reportedly set to leave the Rangers Academy. (Photo by Mateo Villalba Sanchez/Getty Images for DFB)

The teenager saw a clearer pathway to the first team at Ibrox than at Stamford Bridge and he immediately made an impact at youth team level.

He played a starring role as Rangers won the prestigious Alkass Cup tournament in Doha in February 2019 and then scored the winning goal against Celtic in the Scottish FA Youth Cup final at Hampden Park two months later.

However, the 18-year-old hasn’t been able to break into the senior set-up and with his two-year deal set to expire soon, it looks as though he is primed to head back south of the border.

Football Transfers claimed last week that Brentford had won the race for Young-Coombes’ signature and now the Daily Record reports that the transfer is close to being finalised.

The England youth international is set to initially join up with the Brentford B team.

Gers supporters will no doubt be disappointed with the news, given the promise that Young-Coombes has shown since he joined the Academy.

Young-Coombes scored the winning goal in the 2019 Scottish FA Youth Cup final. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, there are a number of other exciting young attacking players at the club.

Rangers beat off competition to sign 17-year-old striker Tony Weston from Blackpool in the summer, while James Graham, a forward who had trials with both Manchester United and Liverpool, was signed from Ross County.

Charlie Lindsay, who won the player of the tournament award when turning out as a guest for the Gers U17s in the most recent edition of the Alkass Cup, is currently finding his feet after his own summer move from Glentoran, while both Kai Kennedy and Josh McPake, who have already made their senior Gers debuts, are impressing out on loan.

Other Rangers loanees in the lower divisions of Scottish football could also be back in action soon according to an encouraging report.

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