Rangers’ Scott Wright turns down Pendikspor in transfer twist

Rangers’ Scott Wright turns down Pendikspor in transfer twist
Rangers' Scottish midfielder Scott Wright (L) vies with Newcastle United's English midfielder Anthony Gordon (R) during the pre-season friendly football match between Rangers and Newcastle United at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on July 18, 2023. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Scott Wright appears to have turned Pendikspor’s bid for his signature after returning to Auchenhowie for training duty as normal.

The left-winger, 25, had flown out to Turkey to speak with the club and their representatives, but instead of signing and being paraded, he’s back at the Rangers Training Centre being put through his paces as normal.

Wright had said:

“It gives me a chance to go and play a bit more regular football. I’ve had conversations with Michael Beale and I just want to try and play a bit more and we came to the conclusion that it’s maybe better for me to try and move on. The clubs have agreed a fee and I’ll go out and have a look and see what I think. You’ve got to test yourself but it’s an opportunity that excites me and one I’m looking forward to looking into. There’s plenty options I have to weigh up and it’s a decision I’ll have to make with my family and wife.”

And it looks like they simply didn’t want to live in Turkey for potentially four years. End of the day, family comes first, and while Wright did the correct and due diligence by flying out there to check it out, unlike Ryan Kent he’s clearly decided the Super Lig isn’t for him or his family.

He’d also said:

“But it’s one I’m looking forward to and I’ll go out and see what’s out there for me and make a decision. It’s always tough. I don’t want to make excuses for myself but it’s a fantastic squad at Rangers and I wish them the best and we’ll see what happens. I have absolutely no regrets, I’ve absolutely loved my time at Rangers and they will always have a special place in my heart. I achieved things I dreamed of, playing in the Champions League and Europa League and obviously the Scottish Cup and league was fantastic for myself. I want to represent my country, it’s been an ambition and if I can get regular football I can try and kick on.”

Well that ‘decision’ seems to be no. Wright clearly wants to remain in the UK, and after the interest from Preston failed to materialise, he’s obviously hoping another Championship or Premiership side comes in.

He doesn’t expect Premier League, although it would be nice.

But it seems Turkey isn’t for him.

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