Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson to join Oxford United - report
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Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson to join Oxford United - report

According to the Sunday Mail via the Scottish Sun, Danny Wilson is set for a ‘shock’ return to British football.
The former Rangers centre-back is currently playing for Colorado Rapids in the USA.

Wilson slides in on Jeff Larentowicz of Atlanta United. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

He left Ibrox in January 2018 and headed to the MLS, signing a three-year contract [
BBC Sport]. However, he is set to leave halfway through that deal.
The report claims the 27-year-old is likely to join Oxford United in League One.
It’s interesting that Wilson would turn his back on life in the States to return to play third-tier English football. Especially considering he’s making a chunky $500k per year with the Rapids [MLS Salary Guide].

However, things haven’t really gone to plan since Wilson crossed the Atlantic. He has been in and out of the side somewhat and has struggled to find his best form.
Perhaps he has simply struggled to adjust to the lifestyle change and feels he will perform better when back in the UK.

The centre-back has had a tough time of it in the States. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Wilson may have only left Rangers in January 2018, but the club’s defence has changed dramatically since then.

The likes of David Bates, Bruno Alves, Declan John, and Fabio Cardoso have also left the club, to be replaced by Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson, George Edmundson, and Borna Barisic.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of a different League One club is seething after missing out to the Gers in the chase for a centre-back.