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The Rangers could join the race to bring Sean McGurk to Ibrox, as reported by Alan Nixon of The Sun..
The Gers have yet to bid on the youngster, but they could come get him and offer a pre-contract in January.
Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic might be interested in him too.
Premier League Leeds United have made an offer to sign Wigan’s ‘wunderkind’. However, the Latics rejected the proposal as inappropriate.
Leeds. Offer made by Sean McGurk. Wigan’s last child prodigy. Rejected by Latics. Is not sufficient. Hire in the summer so you can move in then. But there is a danger that Rangers (or Celtic) will intervene with pre-contract in the meantime.
– Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 12, 2021
SL View: McGurk – One for the Future
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard knows McGurk from his time at the Liverpool academy when he was in charge and the player was a hopeful young man.
The 17-year-old midfielder is among the best young talents to emerge from the Wigan academy that produced the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Alfie Devine.
McGurk is out of contract for the summer and could walk away with a court-decided fee.
According to Phil Hay of The Athletic, Leeds are unlikely to make major signings in the January transfer window, and if they make any offers, it will likely be for prospects like McGurk.
In any event, McGurk is unlikely to make the senior squad at both Leeds and Rangers. However, Leeds need to improve their offer if they really want to get it, while the Rangers can reach a pre-contract deal in January.