Aston Villa are set to beat fellow Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of highly rated Rangers striker Rory Wilson after an agreement for his transfer was reached. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted a few days ago that Villa and Rangers have full agreement for the transfer of the young attacker to Villa Park. It was revealed that Aston Villa will pay a transfer fee of £350,000 plus add-ons for the 16-year-old attacker that could reach the £1m mark based on Premier League appearances. The Italian journalist also said personal terms was agreed this month and it’s a done deal. Paperwork for the transfer would be signed on July 1.
Young Scottish striker Wilson was attracting interest from Premier League teams before Aston Villa won the race to sign him from Rangers at the expense of other interested teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United. He’s one shy of 50 goals at club level. Also, he has eight goals in 11 games for the Scotland u-17 team.