By Pranav Shahaney

25th May, 2022 | 10:13am

Rory Wilson announces Rangers exit as Aston Villa lead race for his services - report

Rory Wilson admits that he’s left Rangers for a move to an English club this summer, amid growing interest in his services.

According to the Daily Record, the Premier League side Aston Villa appear to be the favourites to secure his services with Steven Gerrard a fan of the young attacker.

The Scotland U-17 striker was admired by the former Rangers boss during his time at Ibrox and he’s now keen on a reunion.

Confirming his exit, he said, “Rangers have been brilliant for me. There’s no getting away from that.

“But it’s time to move on and get to the next level.

“I’d like to thank Rangers for everything they have done for me because it’s been great for me over the last eight years, but it’s time to leave.

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“I’ll probably be going down south.”

Good move

Much like Gerrard, the youngster knows that moving from Scotland to a Premier League club is required in terms of career progression.

Even the former Gers manager could have stayed but at Ibrox and become a legend in the Scottish game.

However, he had higher aspirations and so does Wilson so a move to an English, possibly top-flight club would be seen as a step taken in the right direction.

He’s unlikely to break into the senior squad this season, but will train with a better calibre of talent and in improved training facilities.

It goes without saying that he’ll also be in for a bigger paycheck and that’s something that could incentivise him to go on and make it big in the Premier League.

Given the progress he’s shown at a young age, the sky is the limit for him and we cannot wait to see him thrive.

In other Rangers news, a lack of football has been the story of loanee Amad Diallo’s career so far.