As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers winger Barrie McKay is the subject of interest from English Championship side Nottingham Forest.
There’s no love lost between Rangers and Mark Warburton right now. His acrimonious departure in March left saw a string of statements and accusations follow before he eventually became the new boss at Nottingham Forest. Now, having kept them in the English Championship, Warburton is planning on raiding his old club for one of its top talents.
That’s according to The Mail anyway, who say that Warburton is hoping to capitalise on McKay’s current contract situation at the club and land him for a cut price.
McKay’s deal at Ibrox runs out next year and the paper say that Forest are aiming to move for the 22 year old in January if no agreement has been reached by that point.
It’s fair to say that wouldn’t be a popular scenario with the loyal Rangers support.
McKay’s talent has been on full display in recent weeks. He’s netted twice in Rangers’ last two fixtures, prodding home an equaliser against Partick Thistle last weekend before scoring the winner against Hearts on Saturday. It’s those kind of contributions that have made him a fan favourite at Ibrox.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing for the attacker this season however. Since the turn of the year his form has been patchy amidst contract talk and transfer speculation. It culminated in him being dropped for a few fixtures by Pedro Caixinha, a move that appears to have paid off.
Wherever he ends up, if a club can put him in a happy place and a manager can get the best out of him, he’ll likely be an effective player. He has the ability to make it in England if that’s what he desires, although Rangers fans will be hoping that he realises his full potential in Glasgow.