Bolton move for Wylde child
Bolton Wanderers have signed free agent Gregg Wylde but must wait for FIFA clearance for permission to play the winger.
Wylde, 20, left Rangers earlier this month after agreeing to rip up his contract in an attempt to save the jobs of other workers after the SPL club went into administration.
Aston Villa, Everton, Wigan Athletic, West Ham and Charlton are all among 17 clubs to have expressed an interest in signing the Scotland Under-21 international, but Owen Coyle appears to have won the race for his signature.
However, the deal could yet be scuppered by FIFA if it refuses to allow Bolton to register the player. Rules state that free agents can only sign if they were without a club when the January transfer window closed.
There are exceptional circumstances for players who have left clubs which are in financial difficulties but FIFA may rule that Wylde opted to walk away from Ibrox by mutual consent and was not in fact made redundant. Should that happen Bolton could still sign the player but would not be able to use him until next season, or they could cancel the transfer.
Bolton failed in a bid to sign Wylde from Rangers last year when he chose to sign a new five-year contract in Glasgow.
"He is a very talented young player," said Coyle. "He has played an awful lot of games at a young age for Rangers. Without going overboard, he is one we would like at this football club. There is no doubt about that."
Wylde, who came through Celtic's youth system before switching to Rangers, played 38 SPL games for Rangers after making his debut as a substitute against Hamilton Academical on in August 2009.