BBC Scotland pundit Tam McManus has raved about the prospect of Rangers defender Danny Wilson moving to Major League Soccer to sign for Colorado Rapids.
BBC Sport has reported that the 26-year-old defender is has travelled to the United States for a medical as his Ibrox contract winds down.
Wilson has been a standout for the Gers after returning to the side under Graeme Murty following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking and the Gers boss had previously confirmed the Light Blues were in talks with Wilson over a new deal however a move to the top tier of American football has enticed the former Liverpool defender away from Ibrox.
McManus thinks Wilson will love the “magnificent” set up the Denver-based side have and insists the five-times capped Scotland defender will get “everything you could wish for” in Colorado.
“The ignorance of some in my opinion has reached English Premiership proportions in terms of the MLS. But certainly not from me. I think he is moving to what is overall a better league than the Scottish Premiership with better facilities by a country mile,” McManus said, as quoted by The Herald.
“I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go and play with Colorado Rapids in 2008 and my mind was blown even back then at the facilities at the club. All of which have since been built on.
“They had 24 floodlight full size grass parks including the first team training pitch which is like a bowling green during the season. They also have two full size artificial surfaces. They have now added to that a 42,000 sq feet indoor facility with a full size 4G pitch. Hydrotherapy pools and the best of the best in gym equipment all are on site. You get everything you could wish for and nothing is a bother.
“It’s a magnificent set up that Wilson will be walking into at Colorado. Not to mention the small matter of a long term contract on big money. Denver itself is a beautiful city for his family to settle too.”
Wilson made the breakthrough at Ibrox aged 17 under Walter Smith but quickly left Ibrox to join Liverpool in 2010.
After loan spells with Blackpool, Bristol City and Hearts, Wilson completed a permament switch to Tynecastle in 2013 before returning to Ibrox in 2015 under Mark Warburton.
During his two spells with the Ibrox giants, Wilson has lifted the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup in 108 appearances for the Light Blues.