Man Utd transfer blow as target ‘Leon King signs second new contract THIS YEAR as Rangers fend off advances’ | The Sun

LEON KING has reportedly signed a new deal at Rangers which will put an end to Manchester United's interest.

Incredibly, it would be the second time the 18-year-old has been handed a new contract at Ibrox THIS YEAR.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported that a new deal is in place and is set to be signed over the next few days.

He claims the central defender's new extension will keep him at the club until 2026.

Manchester United have previously been linked with an interest in King.

He has been turning heads with some impressive performances in the Scottish Premiership and Champions League.

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And United sent scouts to keep tabs on the wonderkid.

The Red Devils faced competition from Newcastle as well as Leeds for the Scotland Under-17 international.

Ex-Ranger manager Steven Gerrard also tried to lure him to Aston Villa before he was sacked as Prem boss.

King entered the last six months of his deal at the start of 2022 but signed a longer-term deal.

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After agreeing to stay until 2024, highly-rated King insists staying at Rangers was his priority from the start.

He exclusively told SunSport at the start of the year: “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.”

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