Date: 20th December 2019 at 8:00am
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Wolves have joined a selection of Champions League clubs in trying to sign Glasgow Rangers youngster Leon King.

According to Football Insider, Wanderers are joining a competitive race to try and sign the 15-year-old.

A ‘Wolves source’ told the outlet that they have registered their interest in the highly-rated centre-half, though looking at the other teams who are reportedly interested, then they have a real battle on their hands to sign him.

It was reported earlier in the week that Tottenham are keeping a close eye on the young Scot, who has also attracted the interest of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Bundesliga league leaders RB Leipzig.

Considering that the defender is only 15-years-old, he really has the pick of whoever he fancies as he is not professionally contracted to the club. In Scotland, you must be 16 before you can sign a professional deal – a year earlier than in England.

Despite this, King has decided to reject the contract offer from the ‘Gers, and you can hardly blame him with so many top sides sniffing around.

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The report goes onto compare the player to Billy Gilmour, who ended up joining Chelsea. While they play in entirely different positions, it is said that the Rangers coaches rate him just as highly as the former academy player. Allegedly, he has been playing football at age groups well above his age for club and country for a number of years, even playing for the development side at just 14.

All in all, it’s a move that Wolves should back themselves to try and get done. While they don’t have the reputation of some of the other clubs interested, they do have a team which is clearly on the up. Additionally, Nuno Espirito Santo has trusted young players in the past, so that could draw him into the club. Also, he might see a clearer route than the other clubs, given that they are performing at a higher level at this current moment.

 

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