Rangers Academy graduate Ross McCrorie made his move to Aberdeen permanent last night, moving as part of the deal to bring Scott Wright to Ibrox – and Gers fans on Twitter were mixed on whether it was a good bit of business for the Light Blues.
McCrorie had already agreed to a move this summer for a reported £350,000 with a chunk of that used against the fee to bring Wright to Glasgow.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) February 1, 2021
Like McCrorie, Wright had also agreed on a summer move so it was just a case of trying to find a deal that worked for both clubs before last night’s midnight deadline.
The former Scotland under-21 captain was once touted as a future skipper of Rangers but he quickly fell from grace under Gerrard and a loan stint at Portsmouth did little to help his chances.
After moving to Pittodrie on loan at the start of the season, McCrorie was ineligible to face Rangers in the league but can now come up against his old side after completing his move.
Fans were split over the move, with some questioning whether Wright was needed immediately and others wondering whether Rangers had sold McCrorie too cheaply.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
With all the potential McCrorie had, to lose him for such a minimal fee is somewhat disappointing. I would have left Wright until the summer.
— andrew gebbie (@andygebb) February 1, 2021
McCrorie couldn’t nail down a starting spot at Portsmouth, now he looks ordinary in a poor Aberdeen squad. Far too much emotion involved when it comes to him because he’s “one of us” from the academy. He was never gonna be good enough for Rangers, simple https://t.co/xwumm142eu
— G (@garryhood1872) February 1, 2021
So now Mccrorie can play against us in the league and cup and we are only getting 150k for him. Gerrard must really want Wright in.
— C_22 (@douglas1_craig) February 1, 2021
Can’t help but think taking £200k off an already ridiculously low price of £350k for Ross McCrorie, to bring in a player that is not really needed before the summer when we get him for nothing, is not great business.
— 👤 (@FacelessRanger) February 1, 2021
Rangers have been given a transfer boost ahead of the summer window after rules for EU nationals were reportedly agreed