Danny Wilson has revealed that he had been told he could have a new contract at Rangers by director of football Mark Allen, only for the Ibrox chief to do a U-turn and fail to discuss terms with him.
Wilson, 26, quit Glasgow in a shock switch to MLS franchise Colorado Rapids in the January transfer window.
The defender’s deal at Ibrox was due to run out by the end of the season and now, the ex-Liverpool player has revealed that he had approached the club on multiple occasions about having his deal extended.
However Wilson has told how Allen backtracked on his promise about handing him a new deal, which led to him securing a lucrative move to the USA.
“I asked two managers and a director of football about a new contract,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“The truth of it is that for four or five months I asked Rangers what the situation was, beginning with Pedro Caixinha before he left.
Wilson added: “Then as it got into January, after we returned from Florida, I went in to speak to them again.
“I was told the contract would be there in the next day or so.
“That was on the Tuesday, but by the Wednesday evening I was told there would be no contract for me to sign.
“It was Mark Allen, the director of football, who told me.
“He’d encouraged me to think there would be a contract for me to stay, but there weren’t even terms discussed.”
Wilson has made just two appearances in the Scottish Premiership before Caixinha was sacked in October, but as soon as Graeme Murty took charge, the five-times Scotland international was shoved straight into becoming a mainstay of the backline.
He made 15 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring three goals in the process before he was allowed to join Colorado on a three-year deal.
The centre-back is yet to make his debut for the Denver-based outfit as the MLS season does not kick off until later this month when the Rapids take on Toronto.
In other Rangers news, Stan Collymore has made a brutally honest admission about the Gers and bitter rivals Celtic.