KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United has agreed to sell Charlie McCann to the Rangers
  • McCann will be the Red Devils' "first permanent sale" of the summer
  • Steven Gerrard wants to have McCann in his team before the new season begins

Manchester United could be just a few steps away from completing its first major sale of the summer.

Charlie McCann is set to sign for Scottish Premiership club Rangers FC after the club agreed to a deal to sign the 19-year-old, The Athletic’s Laurie Withwell reported.

The midfielder is on tap to become Manchester United's “first permanent sale of the summer” and is expected to join Steven Gerrard’s side for a fee around the region of £750,000 ($1 million), according to Manchester Evening News.

While Gerrard is believed to be seeing McCann as a future star, the teenager will initially play in the Rangers B team, with hopes of having him ready to join the first-team squad “in a year's time,” the report added.

The Red Devils signed McCann from Coventry in January 2018 at age 15. He quickly became a regular in the club’s Under-18 side that reached the FA Youth Cup semi-finals last year, becoming the first team to achieve the feat in eight years.

Last season, McCann bagged a total of four goals in 17 English Premier League 2 – Division 1 games for Manchester United.

It didn’t take long before Gerrard was proven right about McCann’s potential, having been monitoring the versatile attacker for quite some time now, Daily Record reported.

With McCann already on the verge of joining his side, Gerrard is vying to get the deal done within the next 48 hours or "before the new season kicks off” this weekend, the report said.

While the Rangers appear to be still busy with transfers, Gerrard is looking forward to defending his Scottish Premiership title with a reinforced desire to win.

"I hadn't won for a long time," Gerrard exclusively told ESPN. “I took this job just over three years ago now and it gave me the opportunity again to try to compete and get that winning feeling back from a personal point of view.”

"And the wait was certainly worth it because it felt ever so good [to win the title],” he continued. “It was a big relief, obviously, to get that first big trophy in the bag, but just reminiscing and thinking back over my playing career, to feel that winning feeling again and get a winners' medal over your neck, it was absolutely top class.

“The demand and responsibility is always to add to the success."

Tipped for the top - Rangers manager Steven Gerrard Tipped for the top - Rangers manager Steven Gerrard Photo: AFP / ANDY BUCHANAN