By Danny Wright
Nottingham Forest have all but completed a £500,000 deal to sign Rangers attacker Barrie McKay, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Ibrox academy product has agreed personal terms ahead of his transfer to the City Ground, where he will reunite with ex-Gers boss Mark Warburton.
McKay turned down a new deal with Rangers back in February and has recently entered the final year of his contract.
He was said to have been sent to train with the Gers’ development squad last week and didn’t feature in Thursday’s Europa League win against Progres Niederkorn.
The Mail reports that the money garnered from McKay’s sale will be used to complete Pedro Caixinha’s ninth summer signing as Graham Dorrans heads to Glasgow for a medical.
It is claimed that Norwich have agreed to sell the playmaker to the Light Blues in a deal worth £750,000 plus future add-ons.
With McKay’s Rangers transfer all but done, Caixinha is reported to now be eyeing up Hearts’ Jamie Walker to replace the outgoing attack-minded winger.
Football Insider Verdict
McKay will definitely be a good addition to Warburton’s squad at the City Ground because their paid worked quite well together previously. It’s not great for Rangers to have to sell some of their academy products, but desperate times call for desperate measures and McKay made it clear that he wanted to leave Ibrox after turned down a new contract. Caixinha needs to be careful about how much he has changed his team this summer. Too many new faces can really disrupt the chemistry in a team and Gers are close to being able to name a starting 11 completely made up of new arrivals. It’s exciting to see this amount of transfer activity at Ibrox, but it should also be treated cautiously.