Auston Trusty is set to leave Arsenal on a permanent deal this summer, but a potential move to Rangers is falling apart.
Football.London report that Auston Trusty is set to leave Arsenal on a permanent deal this summer, with the Gunners already prepared to cash in on him.
Trusty only joined Arsenal in 2022, for a fee of around £1.8m. But his stock is high at the moment, following a positive year on loan and his debut for the United States Men’s National Team.
The defender spent the season with Birmingham City, where he won the Supporters’ Player of the Season award. He was only a couple of appearances off hitting 50 games for the side.
Trusty has proven he can compete in English football, and Arsenal are awaiting offers for his services.
One recent report from the Daily Mail had suggested that Rangers hold an interest in Trusty, and he was emerging as their main target.
But though Rangers are reportedly keen to get a deal done with Arsenal, the Mail claimed they were hoping to pay just £2m for the transfer.
That would be the most marginal of profits for Arsenal, and you’d expect the club to hold out for much more than that.
Unsurprisingly, Football Scotland now report that the fee and potential wage demands are likely to be too great for Rangers, and the move is unlikely to happen.
Rangers had monitored his progress for a potential summer deal, but the finances are simply too far apart at this stage.
Speaking in a recent interview, Trusty also admitted he’d like to play in the Premier League.
“A lot is to come in the future but as a footballer those are problems you want,” Trusty responded to questions on his future. “It’s all a good thing.
“As a player, you want to play with the best, wherever that is. Right now the Premier League is probably the best league in the world so that is obviously the goal for myself and my future.”