A Daily Record report has shown how Rangers could sign Scott Wright from Aberdeen this month without actually parting with cash, although it’s believed that they face competition for his signature.
Rangers were linked with interest in the Dons attacker at the beginning of this week and Derek McInnes confirmed an approach on Tuesday [BBC Sport].
The Gers apparently initially stated their intention to secure Wright on a pre-contract agreement with a view to him joining the squad for next season.
However, Aberdeen are willing to let him move now if a suitable deal is offered.
The Daily Record reports that there’s potential for the Gers to be successful this month without offering any cash, too, as they could simply write off some or all of the fee that the Dons owe them for Ross McCrorie.
McCrorie moved from Ibrox to Pittodrie on loan at the start of the season and the deal is set to become permanent in the summer for a reported £350k [Evening Express].
It seems the Gers do face competition to land Wright, though.
McInnes has already referred to other interested parties and the Record report points to EFL League One side Oxford United as one of them.
However, it’s thought that the U’s are currently only interested in a pre-contract move and are therefore unlikely to attempt to land the 23-year-old this month.
It seems there’s a deal to be done right now if Rangers want it and given his contract situation, Wright isn’t going to be expensive.
The Dons star has struggled with injuries in the past and needs to work on his end product, but he has pace and creativity and if the Gers can add to the playing group without parting with cash, it looks like something of a no brainer.
Rangers are also said to be interested in an exciting young striker who recently netted a hat-trick, but they are reportedly competing with Premier League clubs for his signature.