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Despair for Scott Wright as his bumper Saudi offer quickly turns to ‘six figure’ Turkish giveaway

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Two weeks of from being the subject of a bumper offer from Al Ettifaq Scott Wright is on his way to Turkey for a ‘six figure fee’.

Newly promoted Pendikspor are the victims with alleged interest from English Championship clubs failing to materialise.

On the back of Celtic selling Jota for £25m to Al Ittihad there was a fervour for a similar type deal from Ibrox.

A little known Twitter account opted to take things too far, rather than going for Glen Kamara or Borna Barisic to make the tale mildly believable Wright was chosen even though he started just six SPFL matches last season with no clubs interested in matching his Ibrox wages.

Fraser Fletcher of Football Insider was first to fall for it, claiming that Wright was using the same agency as Jota to unlock his ‘mega-bucks’ deal.

Good news for Micky Beale is hard to resist at the Record who jumped in head first just as the originator of the story was revealing that it was all complete fiction.

The Record informed their army of readers:

Rangers are hoping to tap into the Saudi oil money well as former boss Steven Gerrard prepared a £2m offer for winger Scott Wright.

Record Sport understands newly appointed El-Attifaq manager Gerrard has placed Wright’s name on a list of targets after agreeing to make the switch to the Middle East earlier this week on the same day as Celtic winger Jota. Wright is part of a phase three wave of transfer targets in this window targeted by the Saudi club are part of the overhaul by the former Ibrox and Aston Villa boss.

Gerrard signed Wright as a free agent from Aberdeen during his time in charge of the Ibrox club and, despite keeping him on the fringes of his first team at that time, he is now ready to splash some cash to make the 25-year-old one of his first new recruits.

Reality however is a little different for Scotty.

The Record reports:

Rangers winger Scott Wright is closing in on a £500,000 move to Turkish top flight new boys Pendikspor.

The 25-year-old has been edging towards the Ibrox exit door with a host of suitors eyeing him up but now a switch abroad appears to be in the offing. The Rangers winger has struggled for game time and will now get a shot in Turkey as he follows former team-mate Ryan Kent who signed for Fenerbahce.

It is believed that Aberdeen are due a slice of the profit on the Wright fee.

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  • Scud Missile says:

    So just where is Fraser Stanley Fletcher today with his world exclusive,last week Wright was a £4 million target for the Saudis,this week he is a bric-brac nickel&dime player going for a figure that matches up with the prize for getting 5 numbers and the bonus ball on the lottery.
    And to think they let this Frsser guy near scissors.

  • Bob (original) says:

    Good news for sevco?

    IF the deal goes through,

    then they might be able to offer £50 for Cifuentes? 🙂

  • Scud Missile says:

    Another round of transfer BINGO this time it’s back to Kamara and another link with Leeds,for about the 50th time.

  • John Copeland says:

    No doubt some loyal Scottish tabloid scoop will spin it that the £500.000 fee, will be Wright’s weekly wage ! Plus huge bonuses … of course.

  • TicToc says:

    Difficult not to notice that the Saudi ‘twats’ Gerrard has joined would only need the 1st initial of his surname added to their main name and you’ve got:
    GET-TI-FAQ (probably by xmas)

    Oh, happy days are here again,
    We’ll do the treble, once again,
    Then we’ll march on and do The Ten,
    Happy days are here again! 🙂

  • Scouse bhoy says:

    They dont care what they print as long as they get paid. It is up to the fans of all the other clubs to stop buying the daily and sunday sevco rags and also the celtic board to finally ban them it is long overdue.

    • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

      Sevco fans will in all probably buy it and keep it stumbling along on it’s last legs for a while longer, but I’ll never for the life of me understand why any Celtic fan would – it’s very very strange Hoops fans that would buy it – well perhaps unless it was for say a Caley Thistle supporting granny or great granny…

      And even at that – I’d hope they’d charge for that rag but maybe get the rest of the shopping as a nice wee favour !

  • John A says:

    Glen Kamara is a tube, how could that be more believable? Lol

  • KC67 says:

    He’ll be back this time next year with his tail between his legs looking for a game at Raith Rovers.

    • Captain Swing says:

      He’ll go from being linked with a big money move to Al-Ettifaq to being a trialist at Forfar Athletifaq…..?

  • Paddybhoy67 says:

    £1888.67 is a six-figure sum, and closer to Wright’s value.

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