Club Chief: Best possible offer for reported Rangers target is on the table
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SPL club chief updates on reported Rangers transfer target, fee suggested

Motherwell’s Chief Executive, Alan Burrows, has provided an update on the status of Jake Hastie, as quoted by the Evening Times. 
The speedy 20-year-old burst onto the scene in January and has six goals in twelve league appearances. Consequently, several clubs are said to be interested in his signature.

The youngster’s stock has risen exponentially over recent months. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

The Scottish Herald reported earlier in the week that Rangers had not yet given up on signing him. It had previously been thought they had turned attentions elsewhere, after becoming frustrated at a lack of progress.
However, the latest report claims MLS side Atlanta United are yet to secure an agreement. Therefore, the Gers are reviving interest.
“As far as I’m aware, he hasn’t signed for anyone else yet,” corroborated Burrows, as quoted by
the Evening Times.
“We’ve offered him a number of improved contracts but, when you’re doing well and scoring goals, your representatives can hold out for more. We’re now at the point where we’ve made him the best offer we possibly can within the club’s wage structure and we’ll see where that takes us.
“Because Jake’s out of contract he has a little leeway to be patient in terms of other suitors coming in for him. The nature of training compensation as introduced by FIFA means that we cannot ever take that offer from the table because if we were to do that we’d effectively lose our right to compensation.
“So while he has a good contract from us, he can afford to be a little more adventurous when it comes to holding on for alternative offers.”

Burrows (left) is hoping to keep hold of the young winger. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

The Evening Times goes on to report that should Hastie opt to leave, the compensation fee will be around £400,000.

Verdict

Burrows’ has explained Motherwell’s position in order to get the fans onside.
Essentially, they are doing all they can to keep him. However, if he does decide to go elsewhere this summer, they will still receive a substantial fee.
£400K shouldn’t be prohibitive for the Gers. Yet, it appears that this saga could rumble on for some time, though, before the player makes a final decision on his future.

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