Rangers centre-back Leon King has agreed a new two-year contract with the Light Blues, according to the Sunday Mail. The 16-year-old will reportedly become one of the best-paid teenagers in the club’s history, with the defender’s new deal earning him a six-figure sum.
King had turned down the club’s first offer, and with the likes Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City all said to be keen on the centre-half, the Bears had to work hard to persuade the player into staying.
It is believed that a meeting with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard helped in getting the youngster to stay at Ibrox. The Gers boss is a big fan of the Scottish Under 17 international and he has already looked to include him in matchday squads for the first team this season.
King is now expected to sign on the dotted line this week, ending months of speculation. With his future secured, fans can now look forward to the player making his senior debut for the club.