Ex-Rangers star worried potential new signing will be
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Ex-Rangers star worried new signing will be replacement for £7m man

Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson has asked whether Aberdeen forward Scott Wright is being lined up as a replacement for £7m man Ryan Kent.

Ibrox winger Kent was the subject of interest from Premier League Leeds United in the summer with Rangers being said to have knocked back a £10m bid for the player [BBC Sport].

Derek Ferguson is worried the signing of Scott Wright could spell the end of Rangers winger Ryan Kent’s time at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This came a year after Rangers snapped up tricky winger Kent for the reported £7m fee quoted from Liverpool following a successful initial loan spell [Times].

Ex-Rangers star Ferguson has asked the question about a potential Leeds United return for Kent as he discussed Rangers’ interest in Wright.

“We don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes at Rangers. Is somebody coming in for Kent?” said Ferguson, on the popular Open Goal podcast.

“There obviously has been interest from Leeds United at certain times so maybe there’s something happening there. Maybe they look at (Wright) as a replacement.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirmed that the Ibrox side were interested in Aberdeen star Wright in a pre-match press conference this week.

According to Gerrard, the Gers are “extremely close” to securing a pre-contract deal for the attacker and claims it would be a “bonus” if the deal could be concluded in January [Rangers].

Aberdeen forward Scott Wright is set to sign a pre-contract deal at Rangers. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s not clear if the signing of Wright would kickstart a domino effect at Rangers but Gerrard was also clear about one thing.

There will be players leaving the club this January as the Rangers boss admitted there has been interest in some of his players.

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