Report: Spurs look set to miss out on Glasgow Rangers defender

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Any hope which Tottenham Hotspur may have had of landing highly-rated Glasgow Rangers defender Leon King appear to have been dashed according to reports.

Football Insider reported back in December that Tottenham had added King to their transfer wishlist ahead of the January transfer window.

It was reported that the central defender who is regarded as one of the brightest young talents north of the border, had rejected Rangers’ offer of a first professional contract leaving his future at the club in doubt.

Tottenham were said to have been closely monitoring the Scotland Under-17 international but a report by the same publication now reveals that Rangers are making progress in their negotiations with the defender.

It is suggested that the Scottish giants are confident that the youngster who turned 16 last month will sign a new deal amidst interest from the likes of Spurs and their North London rivals, Arsenal.

It is alleged that manager Steven Gerrard has personally intervened in the situation to persuade King to stay at Ibrox.

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Based of our signings in January, as well as the names we are being linked with at present, it is clear that the club is still continuing their policy of investing in young players with potential rather than finished products. That is certainly different from how Mourinho has worked in some of his previous stints and he will need to adapt his management style to succeed.

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