Rangers 22-year-old attracting interest from PL clubs - report
By Dominic Toner
Premier League clubs are interested in signing Rangers attacker Barrie McKay, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday (18:49) that teams from England’s top-flight are interested in the 22-year-old.
The report details that some clubs from overseas are also eyeing the Rangers winger, but the club are keen to keep him and McKay has expressed he is happy where he is.
“I’m happy here at Rangers and I’m here to play for Rangers, so to talk about that stuff wouldn’t be right. I’m playing for Rangers just now and that’s my only concern,” McKay said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
McKay has been a popular figure under manager Mark Warburton this season and is an important member of the first-team.
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The left winger has made 27 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying nine assists.
He is a product of the club’s academy and has managed to breakthrough into the senior set-up after loan spells at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers.
McKay also made his senior Scotland debut in 2016 as he came off the bench in a international friendly against France.
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers must resit any temptation to cash in on their attacker, with Premier League clubs having the finical backing to cough up a large sum. The 22-year-old has been one of the standout players at Ibrox this season, none more so than when he starred in the recent 2-1 defeat to Celtic. He was Rangers’ best player on the pitch and has the ability to beat a defender with ease. McKay is certainly not the finished article yet, but has shown the qualities to suggest he can be a top player. The winger needs to find some consistency in his performances and then he could be the sort of player that could succeed in England. He possesses good pace and skill, but Rangers should look to get a few more years out of him.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club have entered talks with their rivals over an attacker deal.