Rangers backed to sanction Leon King exit after reporter’s update

Frank McAvennie has backed Rangers to sell Leon King for a ‘big deal’.

Addressed exclusively to Football Insiderthe former Celtic striker said King would become a “better player” if he moved to England.

According to the journalist fabrice romano (October 11), many clubs are watching the 18-year-old after his debut against Liverpool at Anfield (October 4).

Man United, Newcastle and Leeds have reportedly already sent scouts to follow the centre-back.

On January 5, the defender signed a new contract with the Ibrox club which expires in 2024.

He has made 11 appearances for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side so far this season.

When asked if King might be tempted by a move to the Premier League, McAvennie replied Football Insider: “Of course he will and Rangers will sell him if the offer comes in.

There’s no two ways about it. The same as [Nathan] Patterson. He went to Everton and he’s in the squad now. It took him some time but he is a good player.

King is a good player but he has shown himself in Europe. If he goes to England, he will learn.

One thing I noticed is that every day you play with better players, no disrespect to Rangers, but you train with different players. You become a better player.

So I think he could be tempted but Rangers would have to make a big offer to sell him because they need him.

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