Rangers seem set to sell 25-year-old winger Scott Wright after a reported £500k fee was agreed with Turkish side Pendikspor. The Scottish Sun claim the fee has been agreed with the Istanbul based club and Wright will fly to Turkey in the next 24 hours to complete the move.
Should Rangers Sell Scott Wright?
Last season, the Scottish forward played in 23 SPFL matches, unfortunately, only 3 were from the start. In those appearances, he managed 0 goals and 1 assist, while averaging 28 minutes per game. He never really got a consistent run in the side but when he was given the chance, he often didn’t impress.
The biggest issue in his game is his decision making. He’s a very capable dribbler with an excellent turn of pace. At times he can beat defenders with relative ease. Then he gets into a good position and, more often than not, makes the wrong choice.
There is definitely ability there and he can be dangerous. Unfortunately, he just doesn’t provide it often enough. Below is an example of what has been mentioned;
A brilliant turn of pace and confidence running directly at defenders. Then it comes to the finish.. If he could’ve worked more on his end product, Rangers would have a really dangerous option from the bench.
Another thing to think about is how this impacts the homegrown quota for European squads. Losing Scott Wright, loses one of those Scottish trained places and that may need replacing. What do you think about Scott Wright? Is it the ‘right’ time to sell? Or should he have been given more of a chance last season?
This is what the Scottish Sun had to say regarding the transfer;
SCOTT WRIGHT is on the verge of moving to Turkey to join Pendikspor.
The Istanbul-based side were promoted to the Super Lig through the play-offs last season so are tooling up for a tilt at the top flight.
He had been linked with a switch to Saudi Arabia with ex-boss Steven Gerrard, but Turkey now looks to be his likely destination.
Wright will jet out in the next 24 hours to meet club officials and discuss a move before deciding on whether to pen a contract in Istanbul.Robert Thomson for The Scottish Sun
Do you think this is good business for Rangers? The club paid less than £200k to get him out of his Aberdeen contract early, so there will be profit made. I feel it wouldn’t have been too much to ask for double the £500k on offer. He is a capable player, just not up to Rangers standard.
That being said, the club is still gaining £500k for a player that was unlikely to play much this season. That’s another half a million in the bank along with losing another wage off of the bill.
I do think it’s the correct time to sell Scott Wright. As I’ve mentioned previously, he’s a capable player and could be a great impact sub, at times. Unfortunately he could never find consistency in his end product which left him stuck on the bench for the most part last season.
At the end of the day, he wasn’t going to play much, if at all, in this new look Rangers team. I do still believe though, that £1m probably better reflects his ability and value.
Do you agree? Would you have held out for more or are you happy to see another player heading out the exit door?