Rangers made huge transfer blunder in January, worst decision Mark Allen has made
Rangers director of football Mark Allen decided to let Danny Wilson move on in January to sign from Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids – but the Gers should have held on to the defender until the end of the season.
The Light Blues let Wilson go with just a few months remaining on his Ibrox deal and brought Russell Martin in on loan to replace the former Liverpool defender.
With Fabio Cardoso seemingly unable to get a game regardless and Bruno Alves failing to set the world alight with his performances since signing for the Gers, the Ibrox giants should have held on to Wilson a little longer.
While Wilson is never going to be the answer to the Gers’ defensive problems long-term, the former Scotland international at least has experience of being part of a title-winning Rangers side and had out-performed Alves this season.
Wilson may not have had a long-term future at Ibrox – like an entire team’s worth of players on the Gers’ books – he was more than capable of doing a job for the Gers until the summer before being allowed to move on.
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It may have caused some complications given MLS’ season kicks off in March, meaning he’d have missed the start of the season, but he would have almost certainly been a better option for the Light Blues than the Alves or Cardoso.