Manchester United youngster Charlie McCann is set to make a move to Rangers this summer. Scottish Champions Rangers who are actively trying to secure new arrivals this season at Ibrox, are now set to sign highly rated youth prospect and Manchester United under-23 midfielder Charlie McCann.
The club are said to be keen to have him join the club and manager Steven Gerrard is happy to welcome the youngster who could likely feature for the first team in less than a years time.
At just 19-years old, the youngster is an Ireland youth International who moved to United in 2018 from Coventry City for a nominal fee. Since his move, he has played two seasons for the Under 18s and once in the Under 23 team last year making more than 60 appearances for the two academy sides over the years. He has also featured for Ireland in the under-19 world cup in 2019.
The young midfielder had an impressive campaign last year, scoring five goals and picking up three assists in just 21 games.
His performances for United’s academy side have impressed Rangers manager Steven who has commissioned a fee rising upto £750,000 for securing the services of the highly versatile United academy prospect.
According to the reports from Daily Record and MEN, a deal has been agreed last week between the two clubs for Charlie McCann who is presently in Glasgow and undergoing a medical with Rangers this week.
Steven Gerrard is said to be keen to add him to this years squad before the new season kicks off this weekend which is why Gers are making their move now rather than waiting to get him next summer when his contract expires.
Why are Rangers so keen on signing Charlie MacCann :
Charlie McCann is said to be an highly versatile player. Even though his position is in the middle of the park as a defensive midfielder, McCann does not shy away from venturing forward with his runs and occasionally putting in some slick assists and long range shots, a trait similar to what the current manager Steven Gerrard used to posses during his play days.
McCann despite his performances in the Under 23s, has struggled to break into the first team at Old Trafford due to the immense competition at academy level, as a result has quickly jumped at the opportunity to move up north and possibly feature in European competitions from as early as next season for the Scottish champions.
A second-half brace from Charlie McCann secures a dramatic comeback win for United away at Southampton. Sounds familiar…
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 27, 2021
At Rangers there will be no dearth of opportunities for Charlie McCann who is initially set to join the Rangers B team. His path to being a part of the first team and making is mark at senior level is much more open than it ever would at Manchester United.
Moreover Steven Gerrard would make good use of a talented young midfielder like McCann and could look to shape him in his own mould. At Ibrox, the youngster has the chance to develop into a top-quality player, under the fine tutelage of Stevie G and hopefully, make a positive impact on his career with some scintillating performances for the Scottish giants. Thus a move to Ibrox from United makes sense for all parties involved.
Rangers meanwhile have strengthened their midfield option with the arrival of John Lunstram and Nnamdi Ofoborh in midfield among others and start their Premiership campaign against Livingston on Saturday 31st, followed by the Champions League qualifiers against Malmo the next week.
With potential champions league fixtures, being a welcome, but gruelling challenge for the Scottish champions, Gers would want to solidify the team by adding new arrivals at the club and McCann could prove to be a fine addition to the squad if Gerrard decides to include him this season.
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