According to The Athletic, Scottish Premiership giants Rangers have completed a deal to sign Orange County teenage midfielder Francis Jacobs, and he is expected to move to Ibrox later this year. The 15-year-old became the youngest professional player in US football history after turning pro in August 2019 at the age of 14 years, four months and 29 days. Rangers took Jacobs with them to Doha last year when the club’s under-16s went to play the Alkass Cup, and he was one of three players to travel to Scotland for a training stint with the Light Blues.
USL Championship outfit Orange County are in a partnership with the Light Blues, and they will be hoping that their academy graduate can make the grade at Rangers.
Already standing at almost 6 feet tall, Jacob’s impressive physicality can see him mistaken for someone much older and the American looks like having a massive future ahead of him.