Rangers make move for former U21 international

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STAVANGER, NORWAY - SEPTEMBER 17: Viljar Vevatne of Viking Stavanger and Scott Wright of Aberdeen battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round match between Viking Stavanger and Aberdeen at Viking Stadion on September 17, 2020 in Stavanger, Norway. (Photo by Andrew Halseid-Budd/Getty Images)

Only one day after saying new signings were unlikely unless something popped up out of the blue, Rangers are to make an approach for Aberdeen attacking midfielder Scott Wright who is out of contract this summer.

The 23-year old has broken into the senior side properly this season after injury disrupted his recent progress, but even this season has seen big absences from him after he returned from yet another setback.

But Rangers want the playmaker at Ibrox, and are set to make a move for him, either to get him now at minimal cost or a pre-contract for the summer.

Rangers have three attacking midfielders at present in the injured Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo, and Ianis Hagi, but while Arfield has played the most, the other two haven’t quite consistently delivered throughout the campaign and another addition is seen as welcome.

Wright, a Scotland U21 international, is seen as a rising star of the game and while his stock isn’t colossal yet, Rangers are very much looking at this unexpected move to bring the youngster in.

It is a little surprising in many ways because his performance yesterday against his potential future side was, sadly, rather unremarkable, making just 13 passes and managing a 38% average. He did manage a few dribbles and was an early threat but faded dramatically before being hauled off early in the second half.

Clearly management see potential in him.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Can’t see this one happening. No offence to the lad but can’t see how he wouldn’t just be squad fodder. Not an upgrade on anything we’ve got and would seem like a step backwards for me. We have a few bright young wingers ourselves that I’d rather try integrate than this move.

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