By Azeem Siddiqui

7th Jul, 2022 | 10:10pm

Rangers losing talented player like Rory Wilson a big loss

Young striker Rory Wilson completed his move to Premier League club Aston Villa from Rangers on July 4, as per the Villans’ official website.

The 16-year-old, who is highly rated in the football community, joined the Premier League club in a deal worth £350,000 which could rise to £1million.

Upon joining his new club, Villa’s academy manager Mark Harrison was ecstatic and said: “We are delighted that Rory has joined us having had a number of clubs interested in signing him. He is a goalscorer with a lot of potentials, having also represented Scotland at the international youth level.

“He has a real good thirst and mentality to want to improve and we really look forward to seeing how he develops with us and hopefully, in years to come, play for our first team.”

Big loss

If there is one player who looks destined to break many goalscoring records across Europe, it was Wilson. The young striker scored 49 goals for club and country last season before confirming his move to Villa Park a few days back.

Despite only being 16, the Scotland U17 international has several records to his name. He has left the Ibrox stadium as the best goal-scorers in the Rangers youth ranks. Moreover, he has scored seven goals in nine appearances for the Scotland U17 side [Transfermarkt].

At a time when the Rangers are going through a transitional phase with so many important players coming to the end of their respective careers, one would’ve imagined that the club’s hierarchy would do all they could to ensure that their prized asset will stay regardless of the offers from abroad.

However, with Wilson departing once his contract expired, it is time for the Gers’ hierarchy to sit down and evaluate where they’ve gone wrong in terms of the transfer business.

In other Rangers news, the Bears are set to have funds released for major new transfer activity with one exit now all but done