RANGERS starlet Leon King reportedly knocked back 'big bucks' at Manchester United and Newcastle in favour of extending his stay at Ibrox.

The towering defender had just six-months left on his old deal with the EPL giants interested in his availability. 

He has since penned a new two-year deal until the summer of 2024 at his boyhood club.

But while a cross-border compensation fee would've been enough for either Man United or Newcastle to obtain the player's services, it's been said that a hefty wage offer from either club was rejected by King. 

Football Scotland report that the 18-year-old knocked back a massive five-figure weekly wage in order to pen his stay with Rangers.

Speaking recently about the move, King commented: “It’s always been Rangers for me. I have been a fan all my life. I was just focused on the job I had to do here and getting into the manager’s plans.

“I was delighted to sign the new deal and get into the first-team squad.”

King was given his chance in the first team by Steven Gerrard last season. 

He featured in the Premier Sports Cup versus Falkirk, before also getting a run-out later in the campaign against Livingston.

He has yet to feature under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but it certainly doesn't seem too long before the Scottish youth international will get his chance.