Rangers are set to allow youngster Josh McPake to leave the club on loan this season. As reported by the BBC, the 17-year-old watched Dundee in action this weekend and a season-long loan deal is being discussed for the Ibrox talent.
Dundee boss James McPake, no relation, shared his excitement at a possible deal with the BBC.
“It’s one I’d love to do. I really like him – he’s exciting, he gets the fans going and he would add to my squad.”
The teenager made his first-team debut for Rangers earlier this season in the Europa League tie against St Joseph’s and Steven Gerrard is known to be a huge fan of the player.
Amid reported interest from his former club Liverpool in the summer, Gerrard tied down McPake to a new contract at Ibrox. The Rangers youngster is now committed to the Glasgow club until 2022.
But his immediate future looks as though it could with the Dee in Scotland’s second-tier.
For McPake to leave the club on loan at such a young age would signify just how impressive a talent he really is.
Rangers have high hopes of him being a future star at Ibrox but, for now, the pathway to the first-team in Glasgow is firmly blocked.
It could very well be that Rangers feel the teen is already above the level of playing for the Colts side and that first-team football out on loan is the best move for his progress.