By Pranav Shahaney

17th Apr, 2023 | 9:25pm

Rangers and Celtic are reportedly vying for the services of James Wilson who’s also on the radar of Leeds United and Aston Villa among other clubs.

According to Edinburgh News [17 April], given the interest from south of the border, Hearts have given permission to the 16-year-old striker to speak to Premier League clubs.

That’s because they will be entitled to compensation from them as they have handed him a new contract.

Act quickly

Wilson is one of the hottest young talents in Scotland and it comes to us as no surprise that there are a number of teams vying for his services.

These days, teams have their scouts looking at players at different age groups and they keep a close eye on those just turning old enough to be eligible for professional deals.

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That’s when players make the big decision about their future as the grass may be greener on the other side and they want to take the next step in their careers.

Rangers will certainly be a promising option for him if he does decide to stay in Scotland as they’re the biggest team in the country and will be looking to rebuild this summer under Michael Beale.

However, the lure to play in the Premier League could see him wanting to move to England and then maybe go out on loan for a few seasons before he’s ready for senior football.

This is a transfer saga that’s not going to end soon and if Celtic are closing in on his services, Gers cannot allow that to happen.

In other Rangers news, the club may now approach a sporting director who built a Champions League winning team and can hire him for free.