Steven Gerrard will need to offload one or two players at Rangers if he wants to sign Scott Wright from Aberdeen this month, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes the likes of Greg Stewart and Jordan Jones will need to be moved on to make space for the 23-year-old.
As quoted by Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph, Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes confirmed Steven Gerrard had been in touch over signing Wright on a pre-contract deal ahead of the summer.
"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 report that the Light Blues are looking to strike a deal with the Dons to sign the versatile forward this month instead of waiting until the end of the season.
However, Hutton believes that there would have to be outgoings in Glasgow if Wright is to swap Pittodrie for Ibrox before the end of the month.
“You would think that there would have to be some sort of movement, I think this is a problem most clubs have at the moment, I’m talking England, everywhere,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“They’re normally waiting for that first person to move, to trim their squad, before the movement starts.
“So these players – Jones and Stewart – I think he’d like to trim that squad down but he’ll definitely have his eye on bringing one or two in to bring even more competition to the squad that’s already there.”
Jones has played just four times for Rangers this season and was suspended for breaching Covid-19 social distancing regulations earlier in the campaign.
Meanwhile, Stewart, who has featured the same number of times as the Northern Ireland international, has not made a league appearance since August.