Former Rangers centre-back Danny Wilson says the Light Blues would be getting a bargain if they manage to snap up Arsenal’s Auston Trusty for just £2m this summer.
The American international has been linked with a switch to Ibrox in recent days and Wilson, who played alongside the defender at Colorado Rapids, believes he is worth a lot more than his reported asking price:
“I think someone who has played that well – winning a few supporters’ player of the year awards – it would be tough to get him for £2 million. If Rangers were to get him for that I reckon it would be a steal. I can’t see it happening at that level.”
Trusty has been on loan at English Championship side Birmingham City this season and he has performed so well that the Midlands club are keen to keep hold of him on a permanent basis.
The 24-year-old is also said to be attracting interest from other teams, so Rangers may need to move fast if they want to secure the services of the player.
A lot may depend on how amenable Arsenal are in negotiations. Trusty has never played for the Gunners, despite having joined the Premier League team at the start of last year, and they may just be keen to make a quick profit from his sale.