LEON KING will be promoted into the Rangers first team squad this season after committing his long-term future to the champions.
The defender has ended any uncertainty over his immediate plans by putting pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2024.
King, who made his debut against Falkirk in the League Cup last term, has long been tipped as one of the rising stars within the Auchenhowie academy.
And sporting director Ross Wilson has revealed he will now get the chance to catch Van Bronckhorst’s eye on a regular basis as he prepares to make the step up from the youth ranks.
Wilson said: “Leon is a great kid and one that I’m delighted will continue on his journey at Rangers.
“Over the last couple of seasons Leon has already played in the Rangers first-team and had significant training exposure with our first-team group.
“He’s handled everything that we’ve challenged him with so far, and the support that he’s received across the club to aid his development has been excellent.
“It’s important that every one of our young players at this stage has a clear plan and for Leon he will now move into the first-team group under Giovanni van Bronckhorst on a permanent basis between now and the end of the season.”