Rangers, the runaway Premiership leaders, are having a busy winter in terms of transfer activities and according to Glasgow Live, they are now attempting to bring Scott Wright at Ibrox prior to the deadline of February 1. The Scotsman has already signed a pre-contract with the Glasgow giants over a summer swoop upon expiration of his Aberdeen contract, but the Glasgow giants are willing to have him this month as stated above and therefore are assessing all the options to strike a deal with the Pittodrie outfit.
Reduction In Agreed Fee For McCrorie
Limited first-team minutes resulted in Ross McCrorie’s August exit who is now gaining gametime at Aberdeen. Although it was an initial one-year loan, the Dons have an obligation to buy the midfielder for a fee in the region of £350,000. Rangers might reduce the amount in order to welcome Wright five months early, however, other possibilities can’t be ruled out either with less than a week remaining before the window is slammed shut.
Swap Deals To Balance The Books
Jordan Jones has been frozen out since breaching COVID protocols back in November and the winger might be involved in a swap deal if Derek McInnes sanctions the same in due course of time. Jones has slipped down the pecking order as well behind the likes of Ryan Kent, Brandon Barker, Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten and Ianis Hagi, and a January egress is inevitable for the former Kilmarnock winger similar to Glenn Middleton’s departure (who joined St. Johnstone for the remainder of the campaign) on temporary terms.
There is one more option too as highlighted by the Scottish Sun a couple of weeks ago. Forgotten Rangers attacker Greg Stewart might return to his former club where he had two productive spells on loan from Birmingham City. The 30-year-old star has only featured four times this term and the Gers must make him available to smoothen the talks for Wright’s immediate arrival.
Having said that, it’s a massive blow for Aberdeen who are losing one of the brightest prospects of Scottish football. The 23-year-old forward has already shown the glimpses of his excellence in and around the attacking third and the tutelage of Steven Gerrard should see him flourish further in the forthcoming future. The Gers will win the league this year unless there is any major setback and the remaining months would help the player settle in and attune to the demands before claiming a key status from the next season onwards.