Rangers look all set to secure the free signing of Jake Hastie, but where would the winger actually fit at Ibrox?
According to Football Insider, Rangers have agreed to sign Hastie when his contract expires this summer.
The report states that the youngster will pen a four-year deal worth £15,000-a-week including bonuses at Ibrox.
Hastie has bagged ten goals and seven assists in all competitions for Motherwell this season.
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There is no question that Hastie has talent, coming on leaps and bounds since he struggled on loan at Alloa Athletic, managing just three goals in 23 games there.
The young attacker can play through the middle or on the wing, where his directness and power causes all sorts of problems. His end product is only going to get better as he gets older too.
However, with Jordan Jones set to arrive at Ibrox this summer, and Eros Grezda, Jamie Murphy, Glenn Middleton and Ryan Kent already at the club (although the latter is only on loan), Steven Gerrard is going to have far too many wingers on his hands, particularly on the left side, where Hastie made 26 of his 31 starts this campaign.
Kris Boyd alluded to this exact problem recently, insisting that Director of Football Mark Allen was letting Gerrard down with his ridiculous scattergun approach in the transfer market.
There’s no question that Hastie is a young player with a lot of natural talent and a lot of room to grow, but how can he grow behind four, possibly even five left wingers?
Boyd’s scathing review on the Rangers DoF, which you can read in full here, was absolutely spot on, and this move for Hastie proves it like never before.