By Danny Wright

28th Mar, 2022 | 12:29pm

Aston Villa lead race to sign Rangers young striker Rory Wilson - report

By Azeem Siddiqui

Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Rangers wonderkid Rory Wilson, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 16-year-old has already showcased his talent at the youth level where he has netted 40 times in current campaign for Rangers.

As per The Scottish Sun, Villa are leading the race to sign the youngster, who has also been attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.

The report further stated that former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, who is currently managing Villa, has played a key role in persuading the youngster to make such a move. His signing is likely to cost the Villans around £300,000.

Good business

Aston Villa’s season can be divided into two different parts, one before the sacking of Dean Smith and one after the arrival of Steven Gerrard as the new manager in November last year.

Since then, the Claret and Blue have produced some impressive performances on the field which left the side in the ninth position on the league table.

One of the primary reasons is Villa’s impressive business in the January transfer window where they signed left-back Lucas Digne from league rivals Everton and Philippe Coutinho on loan from Spanish club FC Barcelona.

The move to sign a young striker with so much potential in Wilson seems to be another smart bit of business from the Villans where the hierarchy seems to be in sync with the manager and is backing him to get the best out of the current players as well adding a few more to give more options in the seasons to come.

In other Aston Villa news, Gerrard can fix a first-team issue by promoting this youngster.