Rangers starlet advised against Spurs move


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Former Rangers defender John Brown believes that Danny Wilson should turn down possible moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Wilson, 18, has been in superb form during his debut season at Ibrox and is being tipped to win Scotland’s Young Player of the Year award.

Brown told the Daily Record: “Danny can be a huge asset for Rangers in the next couple of seasons. I’m not surprised Premiership clubs are in for him.

“They’ll look at his age and see massive potential. He’s played an Old Firm match at Parkhead, a cup final and a Champions League game so that will appeal to clubs like Liverpool and Spurs. To them he represents a future first-team player.

“If I was to give Danny any advice I’d tell him to stay at Rangers for another season or two before going to England. I don’t think he’d feature in Liverpool or Spurs’first-team at the moment – it could take two or three years to do that.

“He can get great experience by staying at Rangers and playing every week. A top example is James McCarthy who is starring now in the Premiership with Wigan.

“James played more than 120 games for Hamilton and getting experience like that is vital. If I was Danny’s agent, I’d be looking long-term and I’d want him getting 100 games under his belt for Rangers before he moves.

“I suppose his agent has the club by the short and curlies but the boy is level-headed and hopefully they won’t be too greedy.

“He should sign a long-term contract which will get him valuable first-team exposure at Rangers. Davie Weir might not be there for another year and the club may have to sell Bougherra in the summer.

“So Danny will be involved in the first team for the next few years at least.

“The likes of Alan Hutton has been sold in recent years for £9m and English clubs will pay a lot of money.

“McCarthy has done really well down there so big English clubs will look at him as an example. Rangers will get the benefit of him for the next couple of years on the pitch – and financially if he eventually moves on.”

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  1. Rangers are the biggest club out of all mentioned with Wilson, but the standard of player you are up against week in week out is better in the EPL.

    I wouldnt leave Rangers to go anywhere, if i was a Rangers player, my ambition would be to win every title my club plays for and aim for a European trophy. Thats a dream, thats ambition. I have no idea why any player would want to leave Rangers FC.

    He could goto England and end up a sub like Boyd will at Birmingham.

    Stay at Rangers Danny, it honestly doesnt get any better.

  2. I think the standard of football is lagging so far behind the prem at this point that it would be a difficult decision for any player to make. As for Rangers being a big club.. Do you mean big as historically or as in big in scotland. Scotland should start to inwardly and not worry about England. Scotland will probably never qualify for a major tournament again. Scottish players lack flair pace and are generally a lower stand than Irish, Welsh and English players. There are no more Alfie Conns or Denis Laws. The game is dead in scotland. Its a retirement home (Robbie Keane great example)

  3. Cusop Hill (deluded) – saying Scots players are of a lower stand (sic) than Welsh and Irish – have a look at the FIFA rankings – and then see how many of the Scottish side are playing in the premiership. Bearing in mind the English outnumber the Scots ten to 1 – it's no surprise that England will do better – it's a numbers game.
    In the premiership, what proportion of the players are non-English – the vast majority!
    In the premiership, what proportion of the managers are non-English – the vast majority! And who's teh most successful manager – a Scot.
    Considering the numerical dis-advantage, you should be highlighting how badly the English are.


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