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Aston Villa closing in on deal for Rangers’ Rory Wilson

Despite signing the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara and Robin Olsen, Aston Villa are keen to sign yet another player as they continue their aggressive transfer strategy.

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That is according to a report from Express and Star, who claim that Steven Gerrard is closing in on a deal for 16-year-old striker Rory Wilson as he looks to raid his former club Rangers,

It is said that the move will cost Villa just £300,000, which covers the development fee for the Rangers star.

The next Duncan Ferguson

Wilson’s potency in-front of goal is no joke. At just 16-years-old, the starlet has scored 49 goals for the Gers’ youth team last season alone and is expected to join the likes of Ben Chrisene, Josh Feeney and Tim Iroegbunam as starlets who were signed for six-figure fees.

The latter broke into Gerrard’s first team and earned himself a new five-year deal, with his path to regular first team football seemingly set in place. Villa will be hoping that Wilson can tread that same path.

Being Scottish and highly rated at that, the Rangers youth product naturally draws comparisons to talent in relation to his nationality, with his goal record for the Gers’ youth team pointing in the direction of Duncan Ferguson.

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Ferguson did not enjoy a positive spell at the Ibrox and of course, unlike Wilson, was not an academy product.

Though the 16-year-old’s aggressive style up top is not too dissimilar to Ferguson’s and of course, with the current Everton first-team coach being the all time Premier League top Scottish goalscorer with 68 goals scored throughout his time in England’s top flight.

Wilson will be keen act on this comparison and get somewhere close to his goal haul – particularly after getting a taste as a prolific goalscorer at youth level.

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Villa are showing real intent to break into the Premier League’s top six, and whilst they have made signings that will immediately slot into the first team, they are clearly thinking about the future with a signing as promising as Wilson who has been described as a “goal machine” by Jonty Colman.

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