Rangers are reportedly closing in on a potential pre-contract move for Aberdeen winger Scott Wright and ex-Dons man Frank Ross has told the Evening Express that the wide man is much like Gers star Ryan Kent.
Kent, 24, continues to be a crucial part of the Rangers side – having a hand in 17 games during his 33 league and cup appearances, scoring six goals and creating 11 more. He has now played 109 times for the Gers.
Now, Rangers are looking to bring in cover for ex-Liverpool man Kent. BBC Sport claim Rangers are closing in on a move for 23-year-old Wright, who has had a hand in seven goals during his 17 matches this season.
A swap deal could even be orchestrated for Wright in a move that would see the Scotland Under-21 ace move to Ibrox this summer. 22-year-old Ross, who is now playing for Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles, compared Wright to Kent.
“He reminds me of Ryan Kent, with the explosiveness he has. He can go in to Rangers and be one of their better players,” Ross said. “He’s such a good player. I don’t think a lot of people have seen how good he is.”
TBR’s view – Could Wright break into Rangers starting XI?
Right now? No. Kent is in excellent form, adding a real end product to the other areas of his game. Though he has only scored six times, his creativity has gone through the roof, laying on an assist once every three matches.
Ianis Hagi has shown glimpses of quality this season, returning to the starting XI of late while Kemar Roofe has also been used in a front three with Alfredo Morelos. The usage of those four players makes it hard for others to play.
Indeed, the likes of Brandon Barker, Greg Stewart and Jordan Jones have been forced to feed off scraps. Can Wright challenge the likes of Roofe, Kent and Hagi? Or is he just another Jones, Barker or Stewart? Time will tell.