Rangers: Talks at ‘advanced stage’ over deal for 18 y/o star at Ibrox

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Rangers are ‘at an advanced stage’ in contract talks with striker Robbie Ure following his impressive start to the season, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The 18-year-old has worked his way into the first-team plans of manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and looks set to commit his long-term future to his boyhood club.

What is the latest news involving Ure?

Ure was handed his senior debut by Van Bronckhorst in Rangers’ Round of 16 League Cup tie against Queen of the South at Ibrox last month.

And the teenager grasped his big opportunity with both hands, scoring in the 3-1 victory over the League One outfit to announce himself to the Gers faithful.

He has also impressed for Rangers B in the Lowland League, registering two goals and three assists in seven appearances, showcasing his top-class potential.

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Ure’s current contract is due to expire in the summer of 2023, and Football Insider have claimed that ‘all parties are confident a full agreement’ over a long-term deal is now close and can be ‘finalised soon’.

The Glasgow giants had a busy transfer window that saw several stars come and go, but they are now focusing on tying down their brightest young talents to fresh terms.

What has O’Rourke said about Ure?

Rangers have lost promising youngsters such as Billy Gilmour and Rory Wilson to Chelsea and Aston Villa, respectively, in recent years, long before they have reached their full potential.

But O’Rourke believes that a positive conclusion between the reigning Scottish Cup holders and Ure is close to being reached.

In an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “Talks are at an advanced stage, I think, between the club and Robbie Ure, so I fully expect this one to get done.”

What is Rangers’ striker situation?

Summer signing Antonio Colak has hit the ground running at Rangers, bagging seven goals in his opening 11 games for his new employers.

However, the future of fans’ favourite Alfredo Morelos remains up in the air after he entered the final year of his contract with the club and was dropped for their crucial clash with PSV Eindhoven.

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The Colombia international has been a mainstay for Rangers over the last five years, but his time with Van Bronckhorst’s charges could be coming to an end.

Ure, therefore, may be seen as Morelos’ long-term heir, and the Rangers hierarchy will surely be desperate for him to put pen to paper on a new contract as soon as possible.

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