Report: Rangers set to sign Billy King on loan

Rangers are set to sign Hearts winger Billy King on loan.

Rangers are set to complete their third signing of the transfer window, the Daily Record reports.

Mark Warburton’s team have already added Harry Forrester and Maciej Gostomski to their ranks this month, but the manager is not yet done with his transfer business.

Rangers missed out on Toumani Diagouraga, who signed for Leeds United, and they seem to be failing with their attempts to sign Michael O’Halloran, so Warburton has made a move for Hearts winger Billy King.

The 21-year-old Scottish youth international has played his entire career for Hearts after progressing through their youth system, and he has been playing well this season.

King, naturally a right-sided winger, has played 20 games in all competitions, scoring two goals and registering three assists for Robbie Neilson’s men.

He will bring the wide cover that Warburton has been targeting for the last few weeks, and his youthfulness is a key trait that will help him fit in with the Rangers squad.

The deal is set to bring King in on loan until the end of the season, although it is not stated whether the Gers will have an option to purchase him outright when the campaign ends.

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