Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson staying at Colorado Rapids
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Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson staying at Colorado Rapids

Earlier in the week, the Scottish Sun reported via the Sunday Mail, that a former Rangers defender was set for a ‘shock’ return to British football.
The man in question was Danny Wilson, who played for the Gers between 2015 and 2018.

Wilson made 65 league appearances during his time at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

When he left the Gers 18 months ago, he earned a shock move to the MLS with Colorado Rapids.

However, he hasn’t fully established himself in the side there and it seemed he was set to pack it all in in order to move to EFL League One outfit, Oxford United.
Yet, U’s boss Karl Robinson has confirmed the move is now off.
“Danny Wilson has decided he wants to stay in America”, explained Robinson, as quoted by Football League World. “It was something we’d agreed, it was all done.”

“But for whatever reason the deal is off. I think it was because of his family and you know how important family is to me so I appreciated that.”

Wilson made his first Rapids start in over a month against Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.  (Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The lifestyle and his salary may have come into the decision, too.
Wilson rakes in a tidy $500,000 per year in the States [
MLS Salary Guide] and has 18 months remaining on his initial contract.
Since the 27-year-old  left the club, the Gers have recruited a completely new fleet of centre-backs. Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic, and George Edmundson are the current options, while Stevie G has reportedly entered talks with former teammate Martin Skrtel [Daily Record].
The current roster looks a lot stronger than it did a few years back, that’s for sure.