Scottish giants Rangers have opened talks with Blackpool’s Tony Weston about a potential summer move for the teenager, according to a report from Football Insider.

The 16-year-old star came close to joining Southampton in a reported £250,000 deal earlier this year but that move collapsed and it looks like Rangers are ready to take advantage.

Players in England can’t sign professional deals until they are 17, but as the Blackpool Gazette point out, Scottish clubs can offer professional contracts to 16-year-olds and Rangers seemingly want to do just that with Weston.

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Southampton’s youth set up has continued to produce first-team players for a number of years and the club have been keen to bring in youngsters from elsewhere to add to their internally produced talent.

Weston has already played in Blackpool’s first-team at the age of 16 and could have been a very good addition had the Saints been able to complete a deal but it looks like they’re about to miss out with Rangers keen to take him north of the border.