Date: 13th January 2018 at 1:51pm
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Rangers are close to agreeing a deal for West Brom centre-forward Tyler Roberts, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims that the Gers are edging towards a pre-contract agreement with the Premier League side, which will see the 19-year-old move to Ibrox in the summer when his current contract expires at the Hawthorns.

It is understood that the Light Blues will only have to fork out £300,000 in compensation for the Wales Under-21 international, who has impressed on loan at League One club Walsall in the first half of the season.

The report details that Rangers boss Graeme Murty believes Roberts can make a big impact at the Scottish giants next season.

Rangers appear to be leading the race for Roberts as they near a deal, despite French club Marseille previously showing an interest in the highly-rated teenager.

West Brom have been keen to extend the striker’s contract to a long-term one, but the door has been opened to suitors with just six months left on his deal.

The Sun reported back in December that Murty’s side were in pursuit of Roberts and appear to be closing in on their target.

Good move for Rangers?

Rangers appear to be closing in on a very smart piece of business for Roberts and he is being tipped for great things in the future.

He is certainly worth the gamble for the Gers at such a nominal transfer fee and he could turn out to be a huge bargain.

The pacy attacker has been improving his game on loan with Walsall this campaign, scoring five goals and supplying four assist in 17 games.

He is certainly not the finished article, but looks a real one for the future.

This Is Futbol rating: 7/10

Likely to happen?

Rangers appear to have made great progress in their forward pursuit and Roberts could well be in Scottish football next season.

That will still leave Alfredo Morelos as the main goal threat for the rest of the campaign and supporters are hopeful of a January arrival.

This Is Futbol rating: 8/10