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Rangers: Rory Wilson rejects lucrative offer

Rangers: Rory Wilson rejects lucrative offer -Rangers News

Rangers starlet Rory Wilson has ‘knocked back’ a historic contract offer from the club, according to Football Insider.

The lowdown

16-year-old Wilson, billed a ‘wonderkid striker’ by FI, has already racked up 40 goals this season. The Daily Star’s Chief Sports Writer, Jeremy Cross, has called that an ‘astonishing’ tally.

And at international level, he’s also been prolific, bagging six goals in his first seven caps for Scotland’s Under-17 side.

Cross writes that Rangers are likely to receive only £300,000 in compensation if Wilson seals a move away.

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The contract on the table is thought to be ‘the most lucrative first-year professional deal’ in Rangers’ history, FI report.

A source has revealed that the player and his family met for talks with sporting director Ross Wilson and manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who tried to ‘sell the club to them’.

But neither the offer nor the pitch were enough to win the player over, and he’s made it clear that he wants to leave Ibrox this summer.

It looks as if he’ll be joining a Premier League club amid ‘extensive interest’ from the English top-flight.

He’ll sign a scholarship deal at first before penning a potential contract with his new team when he turns 17.

This, FI say, will come as a ‘major blow’ to Van Bronckhorst and the Gers.

The verdict

Where could Wilson actually end up?

Well, Cross claims that three of the Premier League’s top six – Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – have all been monitoring him.

Leeds United and Newcastle United could join them in fighting it out for his signature.

If it’s any consolation for the Gers, arch-rivals Celtic are in a similar position with one of their ‘brightest academy prospects’ right now.

The Athletic’s James Pearce reports that Ben Doak, who is the same age as Wilson, has turned down a professional contract too as he seeks a move to Liverpool.

Both clubs are having trouble preventing youngsters’ heads from being turned.

In other news, there’s been a worrying injury blow ahead of the Old Firm.

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