A huge update has emerged regarding Glasgow Rangers striker Rory Wilson and his future at Ibrox heading into the summer transfer window…
The Scotsman reporter Barry Anderson has claimed that Rangers will only receive £300k for the forward as a move south of the border begins to pick up pace.
He tweeted: “Rory Wilson from Rangers to Aston Villa is progressing. Wilson (16) scored 49 goals at youth level this season for Rangers & Scotland. RFC due a £300,000 development fee. Villa also close to signing Ewan Simpson (15) from Hearts in a £250,000 transfer.”
Rangers supporters will surely be left gutted by this news, as losing the 16-year-old talent is a big blow to the club’s future.
Wilson’s astounding tally of 49 goals for club and country in the 2021/22 campaign suggests that he has the potential to make it to the Premiership giants’ first-team in the future.
He has showcased immense quality at youth level and Villa now working on a deal to sign him shows that they believe in his scope to develop into a Premier League player. Steven Gerrard will have been aware of the teenager from his time at Ibrox and was clearly impressed by what he saw from the youngster, as the 42-year-old now wants him at Villa Park.
Scotland coach Brian McLaughlin previously heaped praise on Wilson, with the nation’s under-17 boss saying: “Rory is another who can play again in the next campaign. We have been brave enough to go really young at this age group. So Rory is leading the line as a 2006 against big powerful 2005s.
“He is a clever player, his touch is good, his attitude is superb and his finishing.. for a young boy to be able to finish the way he can finish, just clinical and calm in front of goals. He knows he is always going to get a chance because his movement gives him that.”
These comments further illustrate the teenager’s potential and show why losing him will be a big blow for Gio van Bronckhorst, as the Rangers boss will not be able to bring the youngster through to the first-team in the coming years.
Supporters may now have to watch Wilson make the breakthrough at senior level whilst playing for Villa in England, just like they had to do when Billy Gilmour made his debut for Chelsea. They will be gutted with this development and the fact that the club will only reap £300k (£1.2m less than they got for Cedric Itten), so they will not be able to reinvest much back into the team.