Rangers fans react as 22-year-old reportedly opens door to Ibrox exit
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans don’t seem too bothered by Barrie McKay’s decision to turn down a new contract.
The 22-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season and, according to the Daily Mail, he has snubbed a chance to extend his stay for an extra two years.
McKay was also offered a pay rise but reported interest from elsewhere looks to have made his mind up about his future.
However McKay would be able to sign a pre-contract with another club in January 2018 – meaning that the Light Blues would receive nowhere near the £6million that Leipzig were willing to splash out.
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McKay has been a key part of the Rangers squad this season but performances have arguably dropped since Mark Warburton left in controversial circumstances in February.
In 40 appearances across all competitions, the one-time Scottish international has scored four goals and provided 11 assists.
Since Warburton left the Glasgow club though, McKay has failed to score and only supplied one assist.
He was dropped to the bench in Sunday’s 3-0 thrashing of Aberdeen.
Rangers supporters don’t seem too bothered by the news with a lot of them suggesting that the Scot is an overrated part of their team.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Ibrox faithful about McKay’s reported contract talks going south:
Amazing the amount of people criticizing McKay for turning down a new contract despite having no idea what he was offered or what he wants
— Revan (@Revan1872) April 13, 2017
He's angling for move and probably still in contact with warbs bets forest comes in for him
— Edward Brown (@Peachybrownguy1) April 13, 2017
Wouldn't mind McKay not being here next season,simply not good enough,flashes of brilliance time to time but no consistency at all
— Kai Atkinson (@Kai_A_) April 13, 2017
I would only give him in a new contract so we can sell him.
— Stuart Gillies (@stuartgillies88) April 13, 2017
— Jack ???? (@JackMcD72) April 13, 2017
i always said barrie mckay look as if he dont want to be at rangers after MW left
— ????????robert letham???????? (@LethamRobert) April 13, 2017
Barrie McKay will be at Notts Forrest next year
— Jordan (@jordanmboyd) April 13, 2017
I for one wouldn't be too bothered if Barrie McKay didn't sign a new deal,he not as good as he should be by now.He needs to step up his form
— Richie Frew (@rfrew24) April 12, 2017
Don't actually care if McKay has knocked back a new contract, thinks he's better than he actually is #RFC
— D A V I D N I M M O (@Nimsay1872) April 13, 2017
Let's hope young McKay isn't too greedy. Boy is not as good as he thinks he is. #RFC
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) April 13, 2017