In Focus: Rangers should make big effort to retain Danny Wilson

As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers defender Danny Wilson could be set for a shock exit from the club this month as two Major League Soccer sides show interest.

What’s the story?

Wilson’s contract at Ibrox expires at the end of the season and Rangers still haven’t agreed an extension despite the player’s desire to stay on at the Light Blues.

As quoted by The Daily Mail, the defender said earlier this month:

I really want to stay at Rangers. I’m in the last six months of my contract now so something will happen one way or another. But I hope it’s to stay at Rangers because I’m never happier than when I’m here playing games.

The paper report that Sporting Kansas City and Colorado Rapids are both interested in signing the player, forcing Rangers into making a deal during this month’s transfer window.

Would they miss him?

Wilson has certainly had his ups and downs at Rangers over the years but this season has emerged over the last couple of months as one of their most reliable performers in the defensive line, as shown in the recent 0-0 draw away to Celtic.

Currently rated at £450,000 by Transfermarkt, the club need to ensure they retain their best Scottish talent at the club, with the cost of signing homegrown players ever increasing.

Given his desire to continue playing for the club, they’d also be investing in a player that is willing to show commitment to the Rangers cause, something that is always appreciated by supporters.

Still just 26 years of age, a new long-term contract would see him stay at Ibrox for his prime years and finally realise his potential on a consistent basis.