By Richard Parks
Danny Wilson held “mark your card” talks with John Greig before sealing his exit from Rangers during the January window.
The defender, 26, completed a shock move to MLS club Colorado Rapids after establishing himself as a key player in the team under Graeme Murty.
Wilson’s contract at Rangers was due to expire this summer and he admitted last week that a U-turn on a new deal from director of football Mark Allen led to his January departure.
In an interview with the Scottish Sun, Wilson says it was an emotional experience to say farewell to many of the club’s staff, especially to Greig, widely regarded as the greatest-ever Ibrox player and someone he had adored since childhood.
He told the Scottish Sun: “I spoke to John Greig when I was leaving, just to mark his card about my situation.
“I’ve known him since I was nine. He’s an absolute legend at the club. I wanted John to know the truth.
“He was totally understanding once he knew the situation. He’s a class man. It meant a lot to me that John was supportive.”
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers’ decision to renege on a contract offer to Wilson was strange, given that he was playing regularly under Murty, there are doubts about Bruno Alves’ future, David Bates is out of contract at the end of the season and January signing Russell Martin is only on loan until June. Sunday’s performance against Hamilton demonstrated the deficiencies in the Rangers backline and this short-term approach to central defence is a concern for supporters who are aware of the need for reinforcements in the key position.
In other Rangers news, a key Ibrox first teamer has rejected multiple contract offers from the club.