There has been no expressions of interest in Rangers centre back Leon King, amid links with Leeds United.
That’s according to Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who says the interest in the 18-year-old is inevitable given his recent form.
Having come through the ranks with Rangers, King has already broken into the senior side, making 18 appearances for the first-team over the last few seasons.
That is something that has apparently attracted attention from the Premier League, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Leeds, along with Newcastle and Manchester United, are interested in the teenager.
However, it seems that reports of that interest from the trio, is not something that van Bronckhorst had previously been aware of.
Speaking about King ahead of his side’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night, the Rangers boss told his side’s official YouTube channel: “You will see him (Leon King) tomorrow, I’ve not heard of any interest from down south.
“When you are performing well in Scotland you will get interest. Leon is a player who is developing really well.
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“He played some games last year but we wanted to make space for him to get more minutes and when he is taking the minutes he is performing really well.
“He still has a lot to learn but he is open to coaching and putting the energy into work hard and better himself.
“I think his future is very bright but he needs to continue playing well and training well and we are helping him in that process. He is developing really well.”
As things stand, there are just under two years remaining on King’s contract with Rangers, securing his future at Ibrox until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Even if van Bronckhorst is unaware of any interest from England in King, this could still be one to keep an eye on.
The centre back is obviously someone who possesses a great deal of talent and potential, and is therefore going to start to attract interest from elsewhere.
His contract situation is only going to enhance that as it runs down and he becomes more affordable, and he is the sort of player you would expect Leeds to target in the market.
With that in mind, there could be quite a battle for his signature, and it would be some coup for the Elland Road club if they were to pull it off.