Rangers and Liverpool to battle for Aberdeen teenager Lancelot Pollard
Rangers are preparing to make a six-figure bid for Aberdeen youngster Lancelot Pollard, according to the Scottish Daily Express.
The Light Blues are aware of interest from Liverpool in England and want to jump in ahead of the Reds to Pollard with Manchester United also keeping tabs on the teenager.
He currently plays for the Aberdeen Under-18s from time to time but is still eligible to be in the Under-15s side until the end of this season.
His exploits in playing way above his current age group is the main attraction that enticed Rangers towards him and with English clubs perhaps more desirable, they will need to make a move early to jump the queue.
They are planning to do so though with English sides having to wait longer than Scottish clubs when making any approach for a youth player under the age of 18.
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It is completely understandable for clubs to be making this kind of move for a teenager but should they even be allowed to?
There is a real ethical dilemma to consider whether someone as young as 14 or 15 years of age should be the subject of a bidding war.
Obviously, every club wants to find a potential superstar before anybody else does and that is what often leads to this kind of ridiculous transfer battle even though the player themselves can’t legally drink a beer yet.
The Football Associations around the world need to come together and put a stop to these outrageous transfer sagas and ensure that these kids who are too young to play can make whatever decision they want without the need for clubs to come swarming around them.
Whether the clubs like it or not has to be taken out of the equation in this scenario because the hoarding of very young talent has to stop and immediately.
In other Rangers news, Alex Lowry is set for contract talks according to Giovanni van Bronckhorst.