The Gers’ interest in the 16-year-old has long been known, but it now seems that the Glasgow giants have seemingly beaten English Premier league duo Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City to his signature.
Lovelace caught the eye as he made his debut for Millwall in the English second tier at just 15 last December and became the club’s second-youngest debutant.
The Lions were thought to have offered the talented teenager a professional contract, but were never convinced that he would put pen to paper, and it seems their instincts have held true given McFarlane’s revelation.
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He said: “I’ve had it confirmed to me today that Zak Lovelace is indeed going to be a Rangers player. He has informed the club that he will be joining.
“This kid is really, really physical, he’s got a lot about him.”
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lovelace scooped the Schoolboy of the Year award at the south London club after being seemingly rewarded by first-team manager Gary Rowett for the scintillating goalscoring form that saw him net 21 goals in just 19 appearances at youth level earlier in the campaign.
Compensation legislation rules mean that the Light Blues will have to fork out £200k for the youngster, but with Rowett hailing his adpatation to senior level as ‘excellent’, it could be a very shrewd pick-up for Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and Rangers may well have a ‘wonderkid’ on their hands, as Stewart Wilson of The Glasgow Times has proclaimed.