According to The Sun, Glasgow Rangers are close to striking a deal to sign Scott Wright from Aberdeen as the winger edges closer to agreeing to a Bosman move to Steven Gerrard’s side.
It is understood that the move has all but been confirmed after the Gers approached Aberdeen about securing the services of their key man, whose contract is set to expire in the summer.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to sign Wright in the January transfer window, although Dons manager Derek McInnes wants him to remain at Pittodrie for the rest of the season.
The report adds that the winger has agreed a three-year deal with the Scottish Premiership league leaders.
With Rangers blessed with an abundance of young talents, Gerrard has put his neck on the line by giving plenty of them a chance, which has paid off almost immediately as Rangers have reeled off 22 wins in the Premiership this season.
Wright has been very good for McInnes’ side this season in the Scottish Premiership, managing two goals and two assists in 15 games.
The 23-year-old can play in the centre or on the left of the midfield and with Ianis Hagi now a regular feature from the right flank, it could give the Gers a formidable partnership out wide.
Signing Wright will give Rangers an immediate upgrade on Brandon Barker, whose struggles have been well-documented this season – in his last appearance alone, he was ranked as one of the worst Rangers players on the pitch by SofaScore in the 2-0 win over Lech Poznan in the Europa League. Per WhoScored, the attacker’s contributions significantly outweigh Barker’s output.
The former Scotland U21 international, who was recently dubbed “outstanding” by the Dons boss, currently averages more dribbles (1.5) and key passes (1.2) per match and is fouled more times than Barker. His style of play has even been likened to Ryan Kent by former Aberdeen player Frank Ross.
There’s no doubting the fact that Wright should be a fine addition for the Scottish giants, that’s for sure.