Rangers 26-yr-old exit is held up, deal may not go through by January 31 - report
Rangers defender Danny Wilson will have to wait to complete his shock move to the MLS to play for Colorado Rapids as he will have to wait for a US visa, according to a report.
The Daily Record claimed on their live transfer blog on Sunday [08:16am] that the 26-year-old’s £300,000 move across the Atlantic has been held up and may not go through by January 31.
It is understood that the defender can still leave Ibrox in the next 10 days though due to the extended transfer window in the USA.
Rangers will reportedly pick up a nominal fee for Wilson as the centre-back’s contract at Ibrox is due to end in the summer.
The former Hearts ace is said to have agreed terms with Colorado but was not looking to leave the Light Blues until a breakdown in contract negotiations.
Wilson had become a key part of Graeme Murty’s first-team plans following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in October.
The 26-year-old has made 15 appearances in all competitions for the Gers this term, scoring three goals.
Football Insider verdict
Wilson’s exit from Ibrox is a big blow for Rangers, especially Murty, who has put a lot of faith in the five-times Scotland international over the past few months and made him a key player in the heart of defence. It may be a bit of a blessing in disguise for Rangers to see Wilson leave now though as they will at least pick up a bit of a fee for him rather than letting him go for free in the summer. Murty may have to go out and find another centre-back though or start to show faith in either Fabio Cardoso or Bruno Alves. The Portuguese pair were widely tipped to exit Ibrox this month but neither of them have really come close to doing that. David Bates is another option, but he does not seem like someone who has the quality to improve on Wilson, whereas Cardoso could show some hidden talent.
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