Aberdeen ‘resigned’ to losing winger, as Rangers make enquiry

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2021 4:02

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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has confirmed that Rangers are interested in winger Scott Wright.

The 23-year-old Dons attacker is out of contract at the end of the season.

McInnes spoke to Gers boss Steven Gerrard following the Light Blues’ 2-1 win at Pittodrie on Sunday.

He said: “There has been a conversation at boardroom level.

“I spoke to Steven yesterday, he called me to say that they would have an interest in Scott on a pre-contract and wanted to do things properly.

“That is not always the case when it gets to players running out of contract. We appreciate that Rangers came through the front door and did things properly.”

McInnes added: “I resigned myself that Scott was leaving anyway.

“We made our first offer to Scott in the first week in October and we have never had any encouragement from Scott or his agent.

“They never really gave us a chance of a counter offer so I have resigned myself over the last few months that the likelihood is he was leaving at the end of the season and nothing has really changed on that.

Aberdeen await Rangers offer

“I think there is more than one club interested but nonetheless, Rangers have illustrated that they have an interest in Scott and they could do a pre-contract with Scott, really any time.”

McInnes continued: “We don’t want to lose Scott, he is a key member of the team, as you know, and has been this season.

“So we are disappointed we are losing him come the end of the season.

“If we receive a good offer, from Rangers or whoever, it is up to the board to weigh that up, to see – like any of our players – if it is an opportunity for Scott to move on before the end of the season.”

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