Manchester United in pursuit of Rangers teen Rory Wilson, contract to be turned down
Rangers teenage sensation Rory Wilson has the great and the good of English football after him and looks set to leave Glasgow, reports the Daily Star.
The 16-year-old striker is wanted by Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United, as well as Leeds and Newcastle, with scouts sent to watch him on international duty with Scotland under-17s this week.
Gers have reportedly offered him a contract which has been turned down, with the youngster preferring to follow in the footsteps of Billy Gilmour by making a move to the Premier League.
Chelsea’s Scottish midfielder left the Light Blues once he turned 16, and despite a disappointing loan move to Norwich City this season, has developed into one of Scotland’s hottest talents following impressive showings at Euro 2020 in the summer.
Wilson, who has scored an incredible 40 goals for the Rangers youth team this year will apparently cost in the region of £300,000 in compensation.
Any hopes that the English sides would be put off a move for the talented young goalscorer were dashed when he scored both of his side’s goals in a 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in front of scouts.
Ibrox Noise had reported in December that Wilson was set to sign the club’s most expensive first contract ever and stay at the club, but it appears that the extensive interest he has garnered in the mean time have put a stop to that.
The report mooted the prospect of him entering the senior squad in the near future, which would have been a major achievement, but Gers fans instead look like they are going to see one of their hottest prospects leave before ever featuring for the senior side, and for a frustratingly low amount of money.
In other Rangers news, Alex Lowry has shone for Scotland’s Under-19s this week.