Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing Rangers sensation Jack Wylie with Erik ten Hag having sent scouts to watch him as well.
According to the Daily Star [29 November], he’s been tracked by the Gunners for the last six months and they appear to be serious to sign the 16-year-old.
Wylie, who can play right-back or central defence, is highly rated and Gers are keen on making him sign a professional deal – which he will be eligible to do in January 2023.
While Rangers may want to retain his services, the chances of doing that are minimal and they would be resigned to thinking that way too.
They are a historically rich club but they do not play in the league that gives players, teams and owners the most money and the biggest platform in the world.
Manchester United and Arsenal didn’t play in the Champions League this season while Rangers did, but if younger players want a global appeal, more money or both, they would rather make a move.
This is the time Gers need to be smart and not sentimental and they should look to spark a bidding war for him.
If this means offering him a deal under certain assurances that they will not come in his way if Arsenal or United come calling, they can protect their position in the market.
We’ve often seen clubs getting drawn into court cases over compensation fees, and instead of that, a simple transfer fee that could rise up to seven figures is something that would benefit Gers.
We’re interested to see how this transpires in the coming months.