Rangers ‘complete deal to sign America’s youngest ever professional footballer Francis Jacobs’ in summer from Orange County… with 15-year-old midfielder having already played for Gers’ Under 16s in Doha last year
- Francis Jacobs became youngest professional player in US history two years ago
- Jacobs turned pro in August 2019 at age of 14 years, four months and 29 days
- And now Rangers have reportedly snapped up a deal for the American starlet
- The midfielder has already played twice for Orange County’s first team
Rangers have reportedly snapped one up for the future by sealing a deal for American starlet Francis Jacobs.
Jacobs earned the accolade as the youngest professional player in US football history after signing his first senior contract in August 2019 at the age of 14 years, four months and 29 days.
And now according to The Athletic, the 15-year-old will make the switch to Ibrox at the end of the current campaign after Rangers were quick to snap up his signature.
Rangers have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Francis Jacobs at the end of the season
Jacobs, who currently plays for Orange County as a midfielder, has already had a taste of life with Rangers.
Last year, the highly-talented teenager – who already stands at six-foot tall – travelled to Doha with Rangers’ Under 16s squad to play in the Alkass International Cup.
Jacobs, whose physical attributes already stand out at such a young age, impressed while he competed in the Doha tournament, arguably the most prestigious U16 competition in the world.
Jacobs was one of three Orange County youngsters to travel to Scotland for a training stint, with the American club currently in partnership with the Ibrox side.
Jacobs signed his pro contract in August 2019 at the age of 14 years, four months and 29 days
Jacobs has already played twice for Orange County’s first team in the USL Championship, earning his debut last September against Las Vegas.
Prior to Jacobs, the title of the youngest professional player in US history belonged to Freddy Adu.
Adu was just a few weeks older when he signed his contract as a 14-year-old with DC United back in November 2003.
The Scottish giants, who are on the brink of landing the Premiership title after years of hurt, will be quietly hoping Jacobs can have a long career right at the very top.
Jacobs has already been involved with Rangers, having played for the Under 16s last year