Rangers are weighing up whether to sign Aberdeen forward Scott Wright before the January transfer window closes, according to reports in the UK.
The 23-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Dons boss Derek McInnes has already confirmed that the player intends to leave Pittodrie. With that being the case, the Light Blues are considering whether to secure him on a free transfer at the end of the season or to make a low bid to snap him up this month.
Supporters on Twitter are split on whether Wright has the ability to play for Rangers, with some believing he wouldn’t be much more than a squad player based on his performances for Aberdeen:
Pointless move, he won’t get a game. I’m sure he may be a decent player however look at Stewart & Hastie decent players yet they can’t even get a look in. As a Rangers fan I think we should only go for folk who have the potential of getting in the first 11
— ♐️ (@andrewpc396) January 11, 2021
He is a good prospect along with Hedges, the only question is are they good enough to slot in as replacements I.e. the way Bassey can do for Borna. If they are able to do that then great, but if they aren’t at that stage then waste of money.
— Michael (@Ml19dy76) January 11, 2021
Surprised at that this. Rangers recruitment was driven towards European progress. Wright won’t play in the current squad. Another Barker, Jones but it does weaken a ‘rival’
— Andy Jeffrey (@AndyJeffrey16) January 11, 2021
Rangers need to increase home grown numbers for Europa
— Faceless 👤 (@FacelessRanger) January 11, 2021
This lad looked lively last few games
— Nooshy (@McNooshy) January 11, 2021
Offer them Stewart in exchange
— Graham Cameron (@GramC1984) January 11, 2021
Would have preferred Hedges if im being honest
— Scott (@scottl1872) January 11, 2021
If a deal can be done between both teams an the player y not!
— John Edward MacKinnon (@JohnEdwardMacK4) January 11, 2021
Will be 24 by the start of next season, only played 75 games for Aberdeen, had his injuries to deal with including a cruciate injury last season.
— rfcyouths.wordpress.com (Elfideldo) (@rfcyouths) January 11, 2021
It is a bit of a surprise that manager Steven Gerrard is interested in Wright. The attacking midfielder does have ability and will create chances, but he spent most of last season sidelined with a serious knee injury and he hasn’t yet recaptured his best form. Saying that, though, the fact he will be available so cheaply makes it less of a risk.