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Leon King indicators new long-term Rangers contract as Michael Beale hails him as way forward for Gentle Blues’ defence

MICHAEL BEALE insists Leon King is the way forward for Rangers’ defence after the teen signed a brand new deal.

SunSport revealed earlier this week that the stopper was set to pen a contract extension.

King has played a big role in the Gers first team this season


King has performed an enormous position within the Gers first workforce this seasonCredit score: Willie Vass

Now, simply hours earlier than Beale’s first Premiership sport accountable for the membership towards Hibs, the Ibrox aspect have confirmed King has put pen to paper on a long-term deal.

New gaffer Beale, who labored with King as a part of Steven Gerrard’s backroom workforce, is delighted to tie down the Scotland Underneath-21 worldwide and thinks he has a vivid future on the Gentle Blues.

He stated: “I’m actually happy for each Leon and his household to have agreed this new contract. 

“He was somebody we all the time had excessive hopes for once I was right here beforehand, and it has been improbable to see how he has developed each earlier than I left, and within the yr since. 

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“With each Connor Goldson and Ben Davies nearing returns to the workforce, that may present Leon with an excellent higher alternative to study and develop, and push on for much more appearances within the first-team.” 

King made his debut for Rangers in a 4-0 League Cup win over Falkirk in November 2020 as a 16-year-old.

He was given his first style of Premiership soccer the next Might in a 3-0 win over Livingston.

Accidents to Goldson and Davies, and the departures of Calvin Bassey and Leon Balogun in the summertime, have opened the door for the 18-year-old.

After signing on King admits he was determined to safe his future along with his heroes.

Talking to the Rangers web site, he stated: “I’m simply extraordinarily completely happy to signal a long-term extension to my contract, it’s superb for me and my household. 

“I’ve all the time wished to play for this membership, and I’m glad that it’s persevering with.

“I’ve been a fan of the membership ever since I used to be born, my entire household are Rangers followers as properly and I really like this membership, so it was a no brainer.”

In the meantime, sporting director Ross Wilson says he laid out a imaginative and prescient of the long run to King and his household three YEARS in the past.

He praised the younger defender for placing within the graft that helped him attain his targets.

He stated: “We laid out a transparent plan for Leon three years in the past and he has adopted that plan from our Academy to our first workforce excellently.

“I’m happy for Leon and his household that now we have now secured his long-term future at Rangers.”

King is predicted to be within the workforce for tonight’s conflict with the Hibees as Beale seems to get his reign off to a successful begin.

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