Pundit Exclusive: Rangers may strike Kamara-style deal after contact made
Rangers could pull off a Glen-Kamara-style deal for Aberdeen attacker Scott Wright this month – and use Ross McCrorie as a makeweight.
That is the view of former Gers and Scotland full-back Alan Hutton who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes the versatile attacker would offer cover and competition for the likes of Ryan Kent at Ibrox.
Speaking to the media, as quoted by Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph, Derek McInnes confirmed Steven Gerrard had been in touch to confirm the Gers’ interest in signing the 23-year-old on a pre-contract deal.
"I spoke to Steven, he called me to say that they would have an interest in Scott on a pre-contract and wanted to do things properly… I resigned myself that Scott was leaving anyway."
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes on forward Scott Wright's future.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) January 12, 2021
Sky Sports have reported that the Gers would also be interested in striking an agreement with Aberdeen to sign the versatile forward this month rather than waiting until the summer.
Rangers agreed a similar deal with Dundee to sign Glen Kamara for a cut-price fee in 2019, having already tied the midfielder to a pre-contract.
Hutton believes Wright would be a good signing for the Light Blues and that Aberdeen’s loan-to-buy deal involving Ross McCrorie could be used to sweeten a prospective deal.
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Asked if he thought Wright could be a Kamara-type signing, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah, of course he could be, I think he’s done well, he was out injured last season, but he’s come in and he’s done well this season.
“He is an exciting player, he can play as a number 10, he can play from the right or the left, and I think he did well against Rangers so that makes it even better for Gerrard at the moment.
“He’s obviously looking for kind of cover as well, I mean you look at people like Ryan Kent who plays all the time, it would be good to bring somebody else in.
“If you look at it, Aberdeen still owe Rangers money for (Ross) McCrorie so you just wonder if there’s going to be a deal in place there that could help both parties.”
Wright has netted nine goals and chipped in with eight assists in 67 Premiership appearances to date.
He has started 13 times in 16 games for the Dons this season, although he was forced to sit out between November and December due to a hernia.