Glasgow Rangers youth player Cameron Scott could be set to leave Ibrox amid fresh interest, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Scott profiled
The Light Blues recruited the 16-year-old when he joined the club’s academy setup, and he’s since worked his way up through the ranks to the periphery of the Scottish Premiership.
The Teddy Bears recently offered the talented prospect a three-year professional contract but this was swiftly rejected due to him wanting to explore his options.
Michael Beale is said to hold an admiration for the starlet having caught his eye during his performances for the U17s, though he could now be on the verge of an exit.
The Latest: Southampton eyeing Scott
According to Football Insider, Premier League side Southampton are ‘plotting a move’ for Scott as a result of turning down fresh terms.
The Saints have reportedly ‘been tracking’ the Scotsman ‘for some time’ and are now ‘alerted’ to the fact that he could be looking to find a new club.
The St. Mary’s Stadium could be a ‘huge lure’ given Nathan Jones’ team’s history of developing young players, though whether anything will come to fruition yet remains to be seen.
The Verdict: Potential blow
Scott is a player with an extremely exciting future ahead of him, and if he was to leave Rangers, it would be a massive blow.
The defender already has experience at international level having been fielded for Scotland’s youth side and is a mainstay in the Glasgow outfit’s development squad.
Beale has admitted that he wants to start introducing more up-and-coming talents into the first team, though that might not yet be possible for Scott with his next steps uncertain.