Dundee boss James McPake has said he’d ‘love’ to make Rangers youngster Josh McPake a Dark Blue, with talks underway to strike a loan deal.
The Daily Record have reported that the 17-year-old watched the Dee’s latest match against Aberdeen. He’ll have been impressed with what he witnessed, as Dundee arguably outplayed Aberdeen in the League Cup, but eventually went down 2-1 losers.
They also claim that a deal has been agreed to take him to Dens Park until January initially, with the possibility of an extension until the end of the season.
His soon-to-be new boss seemingly McPake has said the young star is someone he’d like to bring to Tayside.
Speaking to the BBC, the Dee boss said: “It’s one I’d love to do. I really like him – he’s exciting, he gets the fans going and he would add to my squad.”
McPake is a future star, Dundee move could be mutually beneficial
McPake is highly thought of at Rangers. This was highlighted when Steven Gerrard handed him a senior debut against St Joseph’s last month. It seems as though Dundee will be the place where he gains some more senior experience.
With the sheer amount of wingers at Ibrox just now, the 17-year-old was never going to get a chance this season. He has performed well for the Gers’ colts side though, netting recently against Stranraer in the Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.
It was his second strike in two games in the competition, having also netted against Berwick Rangers.
The winger, who can also play up front, is a promising star. He has great pace and dribbling ability, plus he clearly knows where the net is judging by his last two matches against senior sides.
This deal could be mutually beneficial. Dundee get a young, exciting attacker, whilst McPake gets to develop skills and experience that’ll equip him with the knowledge to fight for more senior berths at Ibrox.
It seems as though this deal is all but done. McPake should be able to make the step up to regular senior football with ease.