Scott Wright Offered “Escape Route” from Rangers by Pendikspor, Turkish Side

Rangers winger Scott Wright has been presented with an opportunity to depart from Ibrox this week, as newly-promoted Turkish team Pendikspor has extended an offer, according to the Daily Mail [page 65]. With Wright falling out of favor at Rangers, the influx of new signings during the summer has further limited his playing time. The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday [18 July] that the player will be traveling to Istanbul to discuss a potential move, following the clubs’ agreement on a transfer fee of £500,000.

“Wright has been out of favour at Ibrox, especially since the influx of new signings this summer, and will fly to Istanbul this week to discuss a potential move, following a fee of £500,000 being agreed between the clubs,” the Daily Mail revealed. Despite struggling for minutes under all three of his managers during his time at the club, Wright managed to make 84 appearances, scoring eight goals and even starting in a Europa League final. However, his playing time has been limited, prompting the need for a change of scenery.

While Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia had been linked as a possible destination for Wright, it appears that a move to Turkey now holds the most promise. With Pendikspor expressing interest, negotiations have progressed to the point where a fee has been agreed upon between the clubs. The Rangers winger is set to discuss the potential move in Istanbul this week. This decision will mark the second time this summer that a Rangers player has made a move to Turkey, with Ryan Kent joining Fenerbahce after his contract with the Gers expired.

Rangers’ active transfer window, marked by the influx of incoming players, has necessitated the shedding of some players from the squad. Wright, who found himself on the fringes of the team, is an ideal candidate to start this process. It is in the best interest of all parties involved to swiftly complete this deal, allowing both Wright and Rangers to move on from what has been a successful but turbulent spell for the player.

The £500,000 transfer fee received for Wright represents a profitable return for Rangers, considering they had initially acquired the player for approximately £170,000 just three years ago. While not a substantial windfall, it will serve as a welcome addition to the completion of this deal. Furthermore, the departure of one player creates room for potential new signings, with Rangers still expected to actively pursue further additions to their squad during the upcoming weeks.