Leon King says he was only ever going to stay at Rangers after new contract signed

Leon King has revealed that he never wanted to leave Rangers before he signed his new contract and is focused on more appearances at Ibrox.

As a boy-hood fan the youngster only had success with Gers on his mind and never seriously considered not signing a new deal.

The 17-year-old told The Scottish Sun: “It’s always been Rangers for me.

“I have been a fan all my life. I was just focused on the job I had to do here and getting into the manager’s plans.

“I was delighted to sign the new deal and get into the first-team squad.

“Now I just want to get some more minutes under my belt.”

A fan in the team

The defender had entered the final six months of his previous contract, raising the prospect of the “highly-rated” prospect of him going onto realise his potential elsewhere.

Especially with the man who gave him his first team debut, Steven Gerrard, having moved on the player’s confidence in developing further into the top squad could have taken a knock.

But he clearly backs his ability to make a success of himself in Glasgow despite interest from England.

Giants Chelsea and Liverpool were credited with looking at the youngster earlier in his career (The Athletic) and he would not have been the first to be seduced by such clubs’ advances.

Players will take their opportunities where they can get them, but the chance to make a career at the club you have supported since childhood has a special draw for some players.

Having made his Light Blues debut against Falkirk at the age of 16 and then gone on to appear in the Scottish Premiership King has had a taste of playing in first-team Rangers shirt and now looks set on adding it.

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