Rangers are on the verge of selling Scott Wright to Pendikspor for £500,000 in a deal soon to be completed after the club agreed the fee with the newly-promoted Super Lig side and the attacker flew to Turkey to agree terms.
In the third case of a Rangers player switching Ibrox for the Mediterranean, Wright joins Ryan Kent in Turkey and Antonio Colak in Italy as players of a Govan persuasion finding new careers down in Europe’s hot south (which is suffering one hell of a heatwave right now) and the ex-Aberdeen winger can consider this one heck of a good move to a league only a little below the Scottish Premiership in European standings.
The Dons, wisely, included a sell-on clause and will pocket some change from this deal as well, and Wright will become a Pendiksor attacker before the week is out.
The 25-year-old never cut it at Ibrox – a strange signing, filled with heart, but falling well short of quality, although he had a few highlights like scoring in the Scottish Cup Final – he never let his team mates down.
But the way he bounced off Celtic’s Vickers gave some idea of how below the level needed he was, and indeed his modest displays in place of the infinitely superior Ryan Kent two seasons ago during the injury gave a big indication of Wright’s stock as a mere squad man.
He’s been told weeks ago, months ago, that he was surplus to requirements at Rangers, and should find a new club, so he and his agent have been working on that and now he’s got a gig in Turkey – it’s a really top move for him, an admittedly small club with low pressure, trying now to stay in the Super Lig at the first time of asking.
We wish him the absolute best for his new career, and will keep an eye on his progress.