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Opinion: Rangers should use Scottish rules to land exciting striker

Glasgow Rangers are ready to offer a long-term contract to rising Blackpool striker Tony Weston, according to Football Insider.

The 16-year-old joined the club as a junior and has won numerous academy Player of the Year awards throughout his time at Bloomfield.  

With English clubs unable to sign youngsters down to professional contracts until they are 17, Rangers have a great opportunity here.

Scottish clubs can land 16-year-olds on professional deals and moving to do this with Weston could be a masterstroke by the Glasgow giants.

Weston made his first-team debut for Blackpool on 1 December at the age of 16 in an FA Cup 3-1 victory over Maidstone United

Having consistently impressed for the U18’s, Weston was introduced for a late substitute cameo, even though he doesn’t turn 17 until September.

The Rangers youth set-up has not provided many first team players, and Sporting Director Ross Wilson will surely be targeting future stars.

Weston certainly looks like a young player that could make an impact north of the border.

After scoring 14 goals in the youth team in the first half of the 2019-20 season, Blackpool’s former manager Simon Grayson picked the teenager for his Ipswich Town squad in November.

He was taken out of school for the journey and placed on the bench for the home tie against Scunthorpe in the EFL Trophy on 27 November.

With Rangers looking to boost their youth ranks and bring exciting talent to Ibrox to develop, Weston certainly looks like a prospect that could make the grade at Ibrox.

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