Report: Rangers expected to double their bid for Matthew Knox after initial snub

Rangers are reportedly set to double their bid for Livingston ace Matthew Knox.

According to the Daily Record, Livingston are expecting Rangers to double their bid in order to land Scottish ace Matthew Knox this summer.

Knox, 16, has come up through the ranks at Livingston, and he has already become one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Scottish football.

As noted by the Daily Record, Knox has been on trial with teams in England, with Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur all taking a look at the teenage forward ahead of the summer transfer window.

Last month, Knox even went on trial with Scottish Championship rivals Rangers, as Mark Warburton looks to land some of Scottish football's top young stars.

Now, the Daily Record report that Rangers had a £75,000 bid rejected by Livingston - but they are expected to double their offer to £150,000, meeting Livingston's asking price in the process.

The problem that Warburton and Rangers may face is that Livingston also believe that, come the end of the season, those English teams that took Knox on trial could also lodge bids and rival Rangers for his signature.

Staying in Scotland could be appealing to Knox, and given how Warburton puts his faith in young players, his path to the first-team football may be much clearer at Rangers than it would be with an English giant like Manchester United or Tottenham.

Yet, for a 16-year-old with so much talent, the lure of Old Trafford or White Hart Lane may be too big to turn down, meaning we could see a major scramble for Knox's signature this summer.

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