By Will Butcher
Pedro Caixinha has revealed that he will sit down with Rangers ace Barrie McKay next week to discuss the attacker’s future at Ibrox.
The 22-year-old has started just one of the Gers last four games, after struggling in the second half of the season, despite starring under former boss Mark Warburton.
In quotes published by the Sunday Post, manager Caixinha revealed that he will sit down with McKay next week after the club’s academy prospect turned down an initial two-year deal.
“Barrie is a nice guy and a nice player. We are assessing him and next week we will have a final answer,” said Caixinha.
“I need to sit with him, I need to sit with the board and make one decision. It’s not a question of whether he wants to sign a new contract or not.
“If I felt that player or other players could stay with us then it is not a question of contract. If he says doesn’t want to stay, then that will be another matter.”
It is believed that McKay is continuing to interest German side RedBull Leipzig, who are renowned for their interest in younger players.
Rangers’ number 10 has shone for the 54-time champions in glimpses this season, proving to be somewhat of an assist master by laying on 11 strikes for his teammates in 42 outings.
Scoring four goals, McKay has struggled to feature under Caixinha with the Portuguese boss selecting the likes of Joe Dodoo and Joe Garner.
However, with only 12 months left on his contract at Ibrox, his future is now in doubt in Glasgow and the one-time Scotland international could find himself heading through the exit door in the summer.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha is eyeing a move for this cut-price Euro 2016 winner.