The Sunday Mail’s chief football writer Scott McDermott appeared on the latest edition of the Record Rangers podcast where he spent some time talking about the possibility of the Gers signing Scott Wright.
Steven Gerrard’s side is said to be interested in signing the Aberdeen attacker, with Dons manager Derek McInnes confirming that Gerrard has contacted him about signing the 23-year-old on a pre-contract, with his Aberdeen deal set to expire at the end of the season.
McDermott declared that he thinks the £270k-rated man would be an “upgrade” for the Glasgow club on some current squad members such as Jordan Jones, Brandon Barker and Greg Stewart, all of whom have not played more than a cameo role for the Gers this season.
He went on to claim that this is a deal the club may even get done this month, as opposed to a pre-contract arrangement with a view to signing him in the summer, to boost the strength of their squad for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
The journalist said: “I don’t think Scott Wright is ready to go into Rangers’ first team and challenge Hagi, Roofe, Kent, Aribo or whatever but if you’re saying to me, on the bench, is he going to be an upgrade on Jordan Jones, Brandon Barker, Greg Stewart – then I would say that he would be.
“So, it might be things like that where, if they can get one or two out and get a younger, upgraded version in to strengthen the squad, then they might do that just for the run-in.”
Will Rangers sign Wright this month?
TIF Thoughts on what McDermott said about a Rangers move for Wright…
When he revealed that Gerrard has shown interest in signing Wright on a pre-contract, McInnes also indicated that “a good offer” may convince Aberdeen to part ways with the winger this month before they lose him on a free transfer in the summer.
So, if Rangers want to ensure that they get their man, then perhaps it wouldn’t be a surprise if McDermott is right in saying that this is a deal they will try to push through this month.
However, given that the Gers are sitting in a comfortable position in the Premiership at present, it may be fair to say that they may not have too much pressure to get this deal done now when the player will be available for free in the summer.
As a result, we feel it would make more sense for Rangers to sign Wright on a pre-contract, as Gerrard seemingly wants to do, rather than make a “good offer” for him now, however, that may depend on how badly they want the player and how much interest exists from other clubs.