'Gobsmacked': Glentoran captain comments on Rangers-bound Charlie Lindsay

General view of Ibrox during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Rangers have already agreed to sign Northern Ireland midfielder Charlie Lindsay from Glentoran.

General view of Ibrox during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Rangers have already secured the services of young Charlie Lindsay, a young player so talented he left Glentoran teammate Marcus Kane ‘gobsmacked’, as reported by the BBC.

A dazzling talent who recently became the youngest player ever to feature for Glentoran, Lindsay has already agreed to join Scottish Premiership giants Rangers in the near future.

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The fleet-footed midfielder, who made his record-breaking bow during a recent 3-1 win against Ballyclare Comrades, has a long way to go before he establishes himself as a first-team regular at Ibrox and history is littered by talented teenagers who failed to live up to early expectations.

 

But Glentoran’s 27-year-old captain believes that the sky is the limit for a player who looks set to go from strength to strength.

"I actually thought he was 16," Kane told the BBC.

"When one of the players said he was 15, I was gobsmacked. He doesn't play like a 15-year-old - he's been amazing since he came in."

Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Lindsay is expected to play for Rangers’ youth teams initially though, should he impress behind the scenes at Ibrox, there’s no reason why Steven Gerrard won’t give him at least a brief run out for the first team.

Gerrard started his coaching career with Liverpool’s U18s and his confidence in young players should stand Lindsay in good stead.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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