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Rangers held talks with Manchester City wonderkid Charlie McNeil over the weekend but, according to the Mail, Ibrox starlet Dire Mebude could go in the other direction.

With the Glasgow giants keen to rival neighbours Celtic when it comes to producing talented, homegrown youngsters, luring one of the hottest prospects in British football north of the border would be one hell of a coup.

According to the Mail, City hotshot McNeil has played his way on to the radars of Juventus, Manchester United and RB Leipzig.

The three immense talents who can fire Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to 55

The three immense talents who can fire Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to 55

But after the 2019 Premier League champions failed to convince the teenager to commit his future to the Etihad, there is a very real chance that he could swap Manchester for Glasgow.

Rangers held talks over the weekend with a forward who has scored a remarkable 600 goals in the last six years.

With Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and more ahead of him in the pecking order at City, McNeil apparently has concerns about whether the Etihad would be the best place for him to continue his development.

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It seems that City have another Jadon Sancho, or perhaps Brahim Diaz or Rabbi Matondo, on their hands.

There could be a sting in the tale for Rangers, however, with the report adding that a highly-rated forward could go in the other direction.

City reportedly want Mebude, a Scotland U16 international who is very highly-rated in the blue half of Glasgow.

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