Report: Rangers close to agreeing Tyler Roberts deal

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers are reportedly closing in on a deal to bring a teenage forward to Ibrox on a pre-contract basis.

West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong,...

According to a report from The Sun, Rangers are closing in on a deal to land Tyler Roberts on a pre-contract basis around a month after they looked at signing the West Brom forward on loan.

Roberts is one of the brightest starlets currently on the Baggies' books, but his future remains uncertain. The 19-year-old - who is currently on loan with League One side Walsall - is out of contract at the end of the season, and The Sun reports that he could be available for just £300,000 if he leaves The Hawthorns at the end of his contract.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers had Roberts on their radar last month, according to The Sun, but had initially wanted to bring him to Ibrox on loan for the rest of the season.

However, The Sun now suggests that the Gers are actually closing in on a deal that will see the teenager become a permanent signing for the Scottish Premiership side in the summer despite West Brom being desperate to agree a long-term contract with the academy graduate.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Roberts certainly looks set for an extremely bright future if he continues to progress at his current rate. He has scored five times in League One with Walsall, and The Sun suggests that a number of clubs, including Ligue 1 giants Marseille, are keen on landing him.

And with Rangers not boasting a significant number of striker options to pick from, the opportunity to land one of the most talented prospects in the Football League right now for a low six-figure fee should be one that the Light Blues are trying to grasp with both hands and make sure that they do not miss out on.

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