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14th May, 2017 | 10:03am

22-year-old attacker gives Caixinha emphatic answer: I want to play for Rangers next season

By Will Butcher

Barrie McKay has revealed that he wants to play for Rangers next season after being given an ultimatum by manager Pedro Caixinha.

The Daily Record quoted the Portuguese manager last week as saying that he wants an answer from the 22-year-old over his future by next week, despite not tabling a new offer.

Speaking to the Mail, McKay responded by stating his desire to remain with Rangers despite rejecting contract talks in February following January interest from German side RB Leipzig.

“This is where I want to stay,” McKay said emphatically. “It’s a big club and despite having ups and downs, I’ve enjoyed every minute at Rangers.

“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.”

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The one-time Scotland international proved his worth on Saturday with the winner against Hearts in a 2-1 victory after being recalled by Caixinha to the starting line-up.

McKay has proven to be one of Rangers’ most creative players in the final third this season, providing 11 assists as well as six strikes of his own during 44 league and cup outings.

However, his future remains in doubt at Ibrox with only 12 months left on his current contract as the summer transfer window approaches.

The winner against Hearts saw the Gers earn their 18th league victory of the season, and they now sit six points behind Aberdeen with only two more games to play.

In other Rangers transfer news, fans have gone berserk on Twitter after this Ibrox favourite announced he would be leaving.

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