Report: Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter nearing Rangers move as Warburton fends off Spurs interest

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Rangers are reportedly closing in on the signing of Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter is closing in on a move to Rangers, with his contract set to expire this summer.

Rossiter, 19, was born and bred in Liverpool, and joined the Reds at the age of just six, with the midfielder making his way up through the ranks at Anfield.

With one League Cup appearance last season and four games in all competitions this season, Rossiter hasn't quite established himself as a first-team player just yet, but looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, that future may not be on Merseyside, as Rossiter's contract expires at the end of the season, and clubs are now moving in for the teenager.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Rossiter is considering a departure due to his lack of first-team football, and Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign him.

It's claimed that Rangers’ head of recruitment Frank McParland - who worked as an academy director at Liverpool during Rossiter's formative years at Anfield - is pushing to sign the midfielder when his contract expires this summer, and are nearing a deal to fend off some big clubs.

The report suggests that Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Udinese are all keen on Rossiter, but Rangers believe that guaranteed first-team football and a possible European campaign next season if the Gers win the Scottish Cup this month will be enough to seal the deal.

It would be quite the coup for manager Mark Warburton to fend off such big clubs and lure Rossiter to Ibrox, and whilst he's young and inexperienced, he has the potential to develop into a real star should he complete his move to Ibrox.

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