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The Rangers have reportedly reached out to bring Scott Wright to Ibrox this month.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that he had discussions with Steven Gerrard, the Gers boss, about Wright’s possible move to Ibrox last week.
The Ibrox club has informed the Dons of its intention to sign the 23-year-old forward after Sunday’s Premiership clash.
According to reports from the Daily RecordThe Gers want to sign Wright to a pre-contract deal, but the Dons are also happy to arrange a permanent deal.
“There has been a conversation at the boardroom level” said McInnes, quoted by the Daily Record.
“I spoke to Steven yesterday, he called me to say that they would be interested in Scott with a previous contract and that they wanted to do things right.
“That is not always the case when it comes to players who are left without a contract.”
McInnes also revealed that the club tried to keep the player in Pittodrie, but they have not received any encouragement from the player and his agent.
He added: “I resigned myself to Scott leaving anyway. We made our first offer to Scott in the first week of October and we have never had any encouragement from Scott or his agent.
“They never gave us the opportunity to make a counter offer, so I have resigned myself in the last few months that he will most likely leave at the end of the season and nothing has changed about that.”
SL View: Good signing for the Rangers?
Dons’ boss has revealed that Wright is a key player for them and that they don’t want to lose him. However, the winger wants to explore other options and it looks like he could be on his way to Ibrox in the next few days.
The deal is more similar to Jordan Jones, a transfer born of opportunity rather than extensive scout.
His low profile may not excite the fan base, but he is a player with great potential. He has shown flashes of brilliance in Aberdeen and could become a real asset to the Rangers if he stands up.
Wright is a creative player who can play on the flank or as a second forward. The only major concern about him is his injury history, having spent most of last season out with a knee injury.