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Rangers want to sign Zak Lovelace and are now ramping up their move to lure the Millwall teenager to Ibrox this summer.

The Gers may have reached the Europa League final but they also lost the Scottish Premiership title back to Celtic.

It’s clear that Giovanni van Bronckhorst needs first-team additions this summer in order to bridge the gap.

Yet Rangers may also look to add young talent for the future, as they often do.

The likes of Tony Weston, Charlie McCann, Johnly Yfeko, Juan Alegria and Kevin Ciubotaru have all arrived in recent times.

It now seems that Rangers want to add Millwall teenager Lovelace to their ranks.

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Rangers want to sign Zak Lovelace

The Daily Record report that Rangers will now ‘hit the accelerator’ in their move to sign Lovelace.

Rangers looked into signing Lovelace back in January and are now ready to give him an offer.

It’s stated that Millwall have offered Lovelace a professional deal but Rangers can sign him for just £200,000 in compensation.

Were Lovelace to sign for an English club, Millwall would rake in more than £1million in compensation.

Yet cross-border compensation rules mean that Rangers can now swoop in with a cut-price deal.

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That’s how Rangers signed Calvin Bassey too, paying just £230,000 when Leicester valued him at around £3million.

Rangers have seen Bassey become a first-team star at Ibrox and he is now attracting interest that would make them huge profit.

Rangers now want to repeat the trick with Lovelace.

Lovelace, 16, has already made four Championship appearances having emerged as a top prospect with Millwall.

Lovelace is an exciting young striker with real hype surrounding him at Millwall, so this could turn out to be a real coup for Rangers if they can pull it off – just as Bassey has been.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier competing with Millwall’s Zak Lovelace during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough at The Den on March 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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