Icon hopes teen prodigy doesn't regret Rangers exit amid Aston Villa links
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Dalglish hopes ex-Rangers kid doesn't regret exit amid Aston Villa + Liverpool links

Scottish football icon Sir Kenny Dalglish can understand why some Rangers fans are “disappointed” at Rory Wilson choosing to head for exit this summer and try his luck in England but insists it’s right that the Scotland youth international does what he thinks is right for his career.

Wilson opted against signing pro terms at Ibrox to leave the club at the end of the season and has been linked with a host of Premier League sides, including Aston Villa, Man United and Liverpool.

While Dalglish hopes Wilson’s faith in his own ability is rewarded, he doesn’t want the teenage striker to have any regrets after a stunning season for Rangers under-18s gained him plenty of admirers.

“Many will think, at just 16, it’s too early for him to leave home, and he should stay at Ibrox for another while and look to push into the first team,” Dalglish wrote [Sunday Post].

“I can understand that viewpoint, but the same guidelines don’t apply to everyone.

“Rory says he wants to test himself at the next level, and feels going down south is the best way to do that.

“Like every kid in the game, I wish him well, and hope things work out for him the way he wants them to and he doesn’t regret this decision.

“He has been a scoring sensation at youth level for the Light Blues and Scotland Under-17 side this season, and has hit 49 goals.

“The youngster is entitled to do what he feels is best for his career, and I’m sure he is receiving the proper guidance from his family and others.

“But some will be disappointed he is not staying at Rangers as they have played a huge part in his development.”

Rory Wilson is a loss for Rangers but he’s still got a long way to go before Gers have anything to regret

Rangers may well come to regret missing out on keeping Rory Wilson at the club long-term but, for now at least, he’s just another young player who has decided to move on.

If he starts banging them in regularly at a high level for someone then it might be one Rangers regret in time but the focus should remain on those committed to the Gers.

Hopefully it works out for Wilson, wherever he goes, but we won’t be losing too much sleep over his decision to try his luck in England.

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