Rangers closing in on Motherwell teenager – however Stephen Robinson points MAJOR warning

RANGERS are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Jake Hastie but Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has hit back at those claims.

Rangers are looking to the future and want a number of pre-contract agreements already wrapped up.

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock has already agreed to join Gers when his deal expires at the end of the season.

Steven Gerrard is keen on building his own squad ready to topple Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish Premiership.

Brendan Rodger’s departure towards the end of February has opened the door for the former Liverpool midfielder, though this season looks out of reach.

The Sun are reporting that Hastie is ready to agree to a contract the Ibrox but Motherwell boss Robinson has disputed that, claiming no agreement has been made.

“Jake’s got a decision to make,” said Robinson.

“We do our very best with it. We can’t pull money out of nowhere. What we do is try and convince him.”

Hastie has exploded onto the scene in Scotland this year, scoring five gals in eight games for the Steelmen since returning from an Alloa Athetlic loan.

The 19-year-old has been called up to the Scotland Under-21 squad for their upcoming matches against Mexico and Sweden

“No decision has been made at this moment in time,” Robinson added.

“We are very honest with people and Jake’s very appreciative of that.

“It’s up to him, it’s tough decisions for young boys. But we are doing our very best with it.

“We are giving him game time and he’s doing very well for the club at this moment in time, so that has to be our main focus – the game coming up [against Hamilton] and the next nine or 10 games of the season.”

Rangers are not the only club interested in the youngster.

Celtic are also tracking him, while below the border West Brom, Leeds and Norwich have all watch him play.

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