The Rangers Review journalist Jonny McFarlane has now revealed some Glasgow Rangers transfer news regarding James McAtee.
The Lowdown: Bid expected?
As per The Scottish Sun, the Ibrox club are set to launch an ambitious bid to sign the 19-year-old on loan from Manchester City next season.
However, they face competition from the likes of Leeds United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Swansea City for his signature.
The Latest: No interest?
Taking to Twitter, McFarlane has revealed that Rangers are actually ‘not looking’ at McAtee and are ‘not pursuing’ a deal for the teenager in this transfer window.
The journalist stated: “I’ve been told Rangers are not looking at Manchester City youngster James McAtee.
“He’s a player van Bronckhorst is aware of through his time at City Group and there was previous interest, but the club are not pursuing a deal in this window.”
The Verdict: Shame
It would certainly be a shame if Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side do not act on their reported interest in McAtee this summer.
Hailed as an ‘exceptional’ talent by none other than his manager Pep Guardiola, the 19-year-old broke into the Man City first team last season, making six appearances in all competitions for the Premier League champions.
Should Rangers sign McAtee?
At youth level, he managed a mammoth 23 goals and eight assists in the 2021/22 campaign, primarily playing as a midfielder (Transfermarkt). Based on those figures, he looks a good bet to excel in senior men’s football.
Nonetheless, Rangers could give McAtee the platform to perform week in, week out in the Premiership, so this is a prospective deal that they should not let slip through their fingers.
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