Rangers are in the hunt to sign Scotland Under-21 international Harvey St Clair, who joined Serie B side Venezia in the summer after quitting Chelsea, according to the Sunday Post.
The newspaper claims that St Clair, 19, rejected the chance to sign a new deal with the Premier League giants in the summer and off the advice of Gers coach Michael Beale, he opted to follow the likes of fellow young Scots David Bates and Liam Henderson by moving abroad.
It is understood that Steven Gerrard has already watched the teenage attacker in action when he played for Scotland’s Under-21s in the Toulon Tournament between May and June.
Good move for Rangers?
The Light Blues should never pass up on the opportunity to sign top-quality youngsters, especially when they are Scottish, so it would be a very good move to lure St Clair to Ibrox in the future.
Since joining Venezia in the summer, St Clair has only made a handful of appearance by playing three times in their first team across all competitions, so if he is offered a move to Ibrox then he may consider it.
Rangers are could do with another winger and going by what Glenn Middleton has been able to do since Graeme Murty signed him from Norwich in January, going after a similar youngster makes a lot of sense.
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Likely to happen?
St Clair only joined Venezia in July when he signed a three-year deal but given the fact that they are hardly going to bat away decent offers for someone who is barely playing, it’s a move that could definitely happen in 2019.
Whether it’s in January or next summer, Rangers look as though they could pull this one off thanks to St Clair’s relationship with Beale.
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