As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers have failed to offer Barrie McKay a revised contract offer after he rejected a deal back in February.
McKay was on the scoresheet for the second time in two weeks at the weekend, knocking in a vital second goal against Hearts in a 2-1 win at Ibrox.
Now he’s lifted the lid on his situation at the club after Pedro Caixinha called for a resolution on his future last week. McKay’s stance is simple, he can’t give his boss an answer because the club haven’t offered him new terms.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the winger said:
My agent spoke to the club a while ago but they haven’t come back to us again since then. It’s up to them now. This is where I want to stay. It’s a big club and despite having ups and downs, I have enjoyed every minute at Rangers. I’ve read that because I’ve not signed I must want away. It’s not like that but the fans might read it like that. It’s important they know the truth.
While it will be heartening for Gers fans to hear McKay remains committed to the club, it will also be slightly concerning that Ibrox chiefs haven’t exactly been quick to tie the 22 year old down.
With just a year left on his contract, it’s time to either get him signed up or try and receive some sort of fee for him when the transfer window opens this summer.
On his day Barrie McKay is undoubtedly the brightest talent at Ibrox and in the first half of the season showed a consistency that suggest he could be a star for years to come at the club. However since the turn of the year and since rejecting a contract in February, he’s been off the boil and has frustrated some supporters.
It led to him spending a few games on the bench, a move by Pedro Caixinha that seems to have paid off. He come on as a substitute against Partick Thistle and scored a vital goal and as mentioned, a week later got a huge goal against Hearts.
If the club can get him to commit and he manages to find a happy place at Ibrox then the good football will follow and that could make the difference for the Light Blues next season. Continued inaction on the contract front will only lead to problems.