According to the Glasgow Times, Glasgow Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Scott Wright from Aberdeen in a move which may see Greg Stewart go in the opposite direction.
Reports have emerged over the past week that Rangers are keen to land the 5 ft 7 dynamo with Steven Gerrard’s side eyeing up a pre-contract agreement for the winger.
It’s claimed the Gers could be set to propose a swap deal that would see Wright move to Ibrox and Stewart head to Pittodrie.
The Light Blues boss is believed to be an admirer of the former Scotland U21 international’s talents as he seeks to further strengthen his squad in a bid to stop Celtic from ten in a row.
There’s still a long way to go and a deal is far from done but one feels that if Ross Wilson can somehow pull this off, it would be an absolute steal to trade Stewart for a player of Wright’s quality.
The 30-year-old has been at Ibrox since 2019, but is yet to play a game for the club this year as he has fallen even further down the pecking order behind the likes of new arrivals Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe.
Ahead of him, Gerrard has an abundance of attacking talent and now more strength in depth too. However, while you can’t pick many holes in Gerrard’s side, if there’s one area that needs addressing, it’s the options out wide, as back-up wingers Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones simply aren’t fit for purpose.
Between them, the pair have only contributed to three goals in all competitions and have been restricted to 16 appearances in total this season, via Transfermarkt, which implies they lack any real impetus in attack.
Wright, on the other hand, has been in such fine form for Derek McInnes’ side so far this season, having contributed to seven goals in 16 appearances across all competitions by himself, via Transfermarkt, which suggests that he’d offer far more of a threat in the final third than the aforementioned duo.
The idea of Rangers swapping a forward struggling for form, who has been heavily linked with the Ibrox exit, for a younger wide man who has been recently described as “a very tidy player” by club legend Alex McLeish is surely a no-brainer.
From an Aberdeen perspective, we can’t get our heads around it, but Wilson should be laughing all the way to the bank if he manages to pull off this masterstroke of a deal.
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