By Daniel Feliciano

2nd May, 2022 | 2:49pm

Rory Wilson tells Rangers he wants to leave, club looking to 'maximise' transfer fee

Rangers starlet Rory Wilson has told the club that he intends to move on this summer rather than sign professional terms at Ibrox, according to Daily Record.

Wilson is one of the most highly-rated youth prospects at the club but is set to leave this summer amid interest from the Premier League for his first professional deal.

Now according to a fresh report he has told the club that he intends to exit during the summer transfer window, and Rangers will now look to maximise any transfer fee they get for him.

The 16-year-old is set to sign a six-figure deal with adidas who will sponsor his boots for the next four-and-a-half years.

That will increase his value to Rangers, and they will look to use that as much as possible when getting their compensation package from wherever he ends up for next season.

Blow

The loss of Wilson will be a major blow to Rangers, who have a squad that is ageing and built perfectly to allow the youngster an opportunity to break into the team in the future.

Unfortunately they now won’t get that opportunity with his head well and truly turned and they must now ensure they get as much money as possible for him to make it worth their while.

Aston Villa are said to be leading the race for his signature, but the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked to and if they make a serious push that could help Rangers demand extra cash.

It’s an eerily similar situation to that of Billy Gilmour, who left for Chelsea back in 2017 and is now playing Premier League football on loan for Norwich.

The squad rebuild will continue without the top striker prospect in the country, but if they can get a solid sum of cash for him then hopefully it will lessen the blow.

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