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Aston Villa closing in on Rangers wonderkid Rory Wilson

Villa are closing in on the £300,000 signing of Rangers ‘wonderkid’ Rory Wilson.

Steven Gerrard looks to be going back to his former club for wonderkid Rory Wilson
Steven Gerrard looks to be going back to his former club for wonderkid Rory Wilson

The 16-year-old scored 49 goals for the Scottish club’s youth team last season and talks over a deal which would see him move south of the border remain in progress.

Rangers would be due just a £300,000 development fee for Wilson, who recently confirmed he expects to leave Ibrox this summer.

Villa have shown a willingness to recruit aggressively for their academy since the 2018 takeover by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, with left-back Ben Chrisene and centre-back Josh Feeney among several prospects signed for six-figure fees.

Tim Iroegbunam, the 18-year-old midfielder who joined from Albion last summer, made three Premier League appearances and signed a new five-year contract after establishing himself in Steven Gerrard’s first-team squad.

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