Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson has claimed that the Ibrox giants made a U-turn over a new deal for the 26-year-old before allowing him to leave and join Colorado Rapids – and Gers fans aren’t too upset by the decision from the Ibrox hierarchy.
Wilson had been in good form before his surprise switch to the Major League Soccer franchise but the defender hadn’t done it regularly enough since returning to Ibrox to make his departure one that left fans worried.
Rangers manager Graeme Murty had previously said the defender had made it clear he wanted to move on when the opportunity to move Stateside was presented however Wilson has since called that “inaccurate rubbish.”
— Daily Record Rangers (@DR_Rangers) February 13, 2018
Rangers fans weren’t too concerned with Wilson’s claims – with one fan saying Ibrox chief Mark Allen’s decision was “spot on.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Danny Wilson saying he wasnt offered new contract by Mark Allen hence he left. I liked WILSON albeit he wasnt as good as HE thot. Hav to say ALLAN was spot on. The boys he has brought in are showing they are miles better. Also BATES McCrorrie much better than Danny
— Tony Black (@TonyBlack1872) February 13, 2018
Regarding the Danny Wilson situation, what ACTUALLY happened is that Mark Allen had the contract in his hand but stole half a yard on Danny while is concentration wavered and after about 5 yards Danny just gave up and stopped running.
— #GraemeMurtyLoyal (@StaunchusPilate) February 13, 2018
— KennyGrfc (@kennygrfc) February 12, 2018
— Alan William Beggs (@bigbeggzy) February 12, 2018
— scott (@scoopdogg72) February 13, 2018
Honestly don’t care either way tbh, not a huge loss and we don’t know the wage he was on. Maybe we’ve got someone better on same/lower wages lined up.
— Andrew Devoy (@Devoy89) February 12, 2018
Think so? Over the course of his second stint has consistently performed no better than average at best, the last few weeks aside. Not at a level good enough going forward imo
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) February 13, 2018
Wilson enjoyed two spells with the Ibrox giants after making the breakthrough as a 17-year-old under Walter Smith.
After leaving to join Liverpool in 2011, Wilson returned to the Gers in 2015 after a stint with Hearts.
The defender helped the Light Blues secure promotion back to the Scottish Premiership in 2016 as well as lifting the Scottish Challenge Cup during his second spell.
Wilson made a total on 108 appearances over his two spells with the Gers and won the Scottish Premiership. Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup before leaving to join Liverpool seven years ago.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox star is set to sign a lucrative new contract.