Rangers Agree Fee For This Teenage Sensation: Why Gerrard Must Convince The Youngster To Join

Ibrox Stadium
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 06: The League flag is unfurled before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

In a recent report, Mailsport has revealed (as claimed by the Daily Record) that Rangers have settled a fee with Ross County to secure the services of James Graham. However, the personal terms have not been agreed though as the 16-year-old remains in the radar of Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers over a potential summer swoop.

The Gers have been a resurgent force under Steven Gerrard but are yet to conquer the Premiership title toppling Celtic from the perch. The season was declared over a week ago despite numerous club’s objections and the SPFL, after a dramatic state of affairs, handed the Hoops the league title for a record-equalling ninth consecutive season.

Why Rangers Must Convince Graham To Wrap Up The Deal

The resurgence, therefore, is not good enough as things stand and the Bears must stop Celtic from scripting a historic ‘ten in a row’ to avoid further humiliation next year. They are already pursuing their transfer targets actively to bolster the squad for the upcoming term and have reportedly secured the services of Ianis Hagi on permanent terms.

Rangers, meanwhile, are also keen on strengthening the academy ranks and considering the teenager had trials at Manchester United as well as Liverpool, a move for Graham should be regarded as an ambitious one. The Bhoys, too, have been after the Staggies sensation as reported by The Scottish Sun last month. Still, the firm interest from Premier League is alarming for the Light Blues in their attempt to bring the highly-rated centre-forward to the Ibrox.

Rangers chief Steven Gerrard during a press conference
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 11: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a press conference ahead of the Europa League Round of Sixteen match against Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Career Highlights So Far

Graham spent a couple of weeks at Liverpool back in October and netted a brace against Notts County while featuring as a trialist for the U16s. Later he appeared for the Reds’ U17s against Sheffield United and his impressive run for the Ross County U16s and U18s grabbed the attention of Manchester United.

His stakes are now quite high back in the homeland and Rangers must leave no stone unturned to secure the services of Graham. An offer from England is more enticing due to its worldwide acceptance and reputation, and a move down south can’t be ruled out until the Glasgow giants convince him for an Ibrox transfer.

The Staggies prodigy, nevertheless, should prefer a Rangers switch to flourish his game further under the tutelage of Gerrard. There he could grow as a prolific ‘number 9’ and eventually experience senior minutes within the next couple of years before plying his trade elsewhere.

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