Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay is set to imminently sign for English Championship side Swansea City, with Wales Online reporting he has already completed a medical ahead of a £500,000 move.
The once-hyped Ibrox prospect left the club to join Nottingham Forest for a similar fee last summer, much to the ire of some supporters who felt he was worth much more.
He had a middling to fair season in the English second-tier, scoring five goals and creating six assists, again a similar output to what he had previously achieved in Glasgow.
The 23-year-old still has a bright future ahead of him, and could find his feet at a Swansea side who will be looking to challenge for immediate promotion to the Premier League, so should Rangers have made a move to re-sign him this summer?
Some Rangers fans have discussed the issue on Twitter, having this to say…
One of the laziest players I've ever seen at Rangers. Yes he had talent but what goods that when he gives minimum effort.
— DougieTheDon (@DougieDon1) July 30, 2018
Wouldn’t even take him on a free
— John Mason (@JohnMas73513700) July 30, 2018
100% no. He's a shite bag that doesn't know how to hit the line the way Middleton does. He can score the odd screamer but he never really impressed me.
— Rob (@robp1980) July 30, 2018
No room for shite bags
— bigbadbluejohn (@lesbluesclub) July 30, 2018
Lack of effort was definitely a big criticism of the player’s game when he was at Ibrox and he didn’t leave in the most harmonious of circumstances, so it’s no surprise that some would not bring him back to Glasgow.
With Glenn Middleton coming through, Jamie Murphy always providing a threat and Daniel Candeias there to add a crossing threat, Rangers are already well served in the wide areas.
Still, at £500,000, he could have been a solid option to provide depth in Steven Gerrard’s squad.
It’ll be interesting to see how his season pans out at Swansea, many Rangers fans will be watchin on with interest.
Do you think Rangers should have tried to sign Barrie McKay? Have your say in the comments…