Barry Ferguson backs Rangers’ move for reported Celtic target Danny Wilson

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Former Liverpool defender Danny Wilson is reportedly being targeted by Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and Scottish Championship club Rangers.

Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Danny Wilson will prove to be a good signing for Rangers.

According to The Scottish Sun, Scottish Championship outfit Rangers are interested in signing Wilson, who has decided to leave Heart of Midlothian this summer.

This means that Rangers will be able to sign the 23-year-old on a free transfer, and former Gers midfielder Ferguson has backed the move.

“Danny has matured beyond all recognition from the young lad who was at Rangers – and even from the one who played with me at Blackpool when he was loaned out from Liverpool,” the 37-year-old wrote in The Daily Record.

“Moving to Hearts was good for him and being made captain at such a young age was even better because he thrived on the responsibility.”

Wilson was one of the better players for Hearts in the recently concluded 2014-15 Scottish Championship campaign.

The former Liverpool centre-back was an important figure in Hearts’ promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and it is interesting that he does not want to play for them next season.

Moving to Rangers, who are in the Championship, may be seen as a step down by many, but for Wilson it represents a chance to return to Ibox and make a name for himself for the Gers.

Interestingly, Rangers’ arch-rivals Celtic were also interested in signing Wilson, but they have now reportedly pulled out of the race.

According to a recent report in The Daily Record, the Scottish Premiership champions are not looking to sign the 23-year-old Scot anymore following the recruitment of Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City.

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