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Newcastle United are one of several Premier League clubs reportedly monitoring Rangers centre-back Leon King.

The 18-year-old defender has made 10 appearances for Rangers so far this season, including starting in the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Liverpool last week.

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King is out of contract at Ibrox at the end of next season and has been watched by scouts of a number of Premier League clubs, including Newcastle.

Napoli's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (C) vies for the ball with Rangers' German-born US midfielder Malik Tillman (L) and Rangers' Scottish defender Leon King (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Scotland's Rangers and Italy's Napoli at Ibrox stadium in Glasgow, on September 14, 2022.(Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Newcastle, Manchester United and Leeds United are currently monitoring the teenager’s progress.

The Magpies have invested heavily in their defence so far in 2022 with the additions of Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Sven Botman and goalkeepers Nick Pope and Loris Karius. The club also signed teenage defenders Alex Murphy, Charlie McArthur and Jordan Hackett for their academy sides over the summer.

Newcastle currently boast the joint best defensive record in the Premier League in 2022-23.