Premier League rivals keen on signing 15-year-old Rangers defender

Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City are among the clubs interested in Rangers centre-back Leon King. It has been reported that the 15-year-old youngster has turned down Rangers’ initial offer of a professional deal. He has huge potential and can become a top-class defender if he continuous improvement.

Leon does not turn 16 until January 2020, and the report has claimed that Liverpool, Chelsea, City and RB Leipzig are monitoring his situation. It has been further stated that Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and RB Leipzig all have watched King for over a year.

Scottish club are desperate to keep hold of King and do not want a situation like that of Billy Gilmour. As reported by the publication, Rangers could not agree on a professional deal with King, who left for Chelsea in the summer of 2017 for a compensation fee of £500,000 and is now part of the first team at the Premier League club.

There is still time for Gers to avoid that situation with King, and they should not panic just yet, as negotiations and discussions over deals do take a while. Steven Gerrard will do everything to keep the defender during the summer transfer window.