Former Glasgow Rangers manager Alex McLeish has urged the Gers to sign Millwall youngster Abdul Abdulmalik this summer.
The Lowdown: Gers eye Abdulmalik
They are not the only club interested in his services, though, with Premier League side Arsenal also said to be in pursuit (Daily Mail).
The Latest: McLeish urges Gers to sign Abdulmalik
“The boys that have grown up in your academy, you don’t see too many of them.
“The network of scouts, they must know there are special youngsters out there, and that’s a possibility with this Millwall kid.
“It could be a great coup, we have seen over the past few years some young players moving and moving for big money.”
The Verdict: Could be a coup
While Abdulmalik is yet to make his senior bow, he has impressed at youth level. In the 2019/20 FA Youth Cup, he scored four times in four matches, and Millwall manager Gary Rowett has publicly stated that he wants the youngster to stay at the club, believing that he has a “good future” (londonnewsonline.co.uk).
Should Rangers sign Abdulmalik?
Despite a lack of Champions League football in recent years, Arsenal are one of English football’s biggest clubs and they should be a top proposition for any youngster given the trust which has been placed in some of their brightest young talents like Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. It would come as a particularly huge coup for the Gers if they could beat the Gunners to his signature.
In other news, Rangers reject several bids for this controversial ace.
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