It appears winger Scott Wright’s move to Glasgow Rangers has moved one step closer after Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard admitted talks are “progressing well” over a pre-contract agreement.
The Light Blues boss is said to be a big fan of Wright, 23, who has burst onto the scene at Aberdeen this season and is believed to be close to a move to Ibrox in the summer.
It is understood Gerrard has already ran out of patience with a member or two of his own squad – with the Rangers manager revealing he is considering several options to use in a swap deal to sign Wright from Derek McInnes’ side.
“There are different options,” Gerrard said, via The BBC. “There’s a possibility of one of our players going the other way.”
We shared a story with you earlier this week that Rangers could use outcast striker Greg Stewart as a makeweight to seal a move for Wright in January. However, he could instead send Ross McCrorie in the opposite direction to help to speed up the process.
As things stand, it seems unlikely that either the pair will play for Rangers again, with Stewart making just four appearances this season and McCrorie set to make his move to Pittodrie permanent this summer.
Stewart has already spent two spells at Aberdeen and his effectiveness has been a mixed bag. During his first stint with the Dons, he scored four goals, and managed to score just twice in all competitions in his second stint, as per Transfermarkt.
However, it’s no secret McInnes is an admirer of McCrorie after he described him as a “dream” signing as he starred in the win over Hibernian at the start of this season.
The 22-year-old has played 55 games for the Gers, scoring two goals and supplying one assist across all competitions from the defensive midfield, via Transfermarkt.
The idea of Rangers swapping a midfielder, who has been deemed surplus to requirements, for a forward who has been in such fine form this season is surely a no-brainer. At this stage, it is unlikely McCrorie will still be a Rangers player once the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
As such, Rangers could propose a swap deal that would benefit both parties, rather than dumping the Dons with a striker that they may not necessarily want nor need. After all, first-choice centre-forward Sam Cosgrove has still bagged three goals and two assists despite suffering an injury-stricken campaign.
If Ross Wilson can secure a move for Wright, this in turn could reduce the price the Dons will have to pay the Gers for McCrorie at the end of the season. Everyone wins.
AND in other news, Rangers can’t afford to lose Ryan Kent to Leeds United…