Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay could be set for a return to Ibrox this season – but this time in the maroon of Hearts.

The Ibrox Academy graduate remains a free agent after the transfer window and according to the Edinburgh Evening News, the right-winger is interesting the Jambos.

Barrie McKay could be set to return to Rangers and Ibrox with Hearts this season. The winger played 140 times for the Light Blues, scoring 20 goals. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Best remembered for that legendary Old Firm Scottish Cup worldie against Celtic at Hampden in 2016, it would be McKay’s first spell back in Scotland since leaving Ibrox only a year later.

Barrie McKay – now 26 – is a free agent after leaving Swansea City in the summer but the tricky winger has spent the last few seasons in and around the English Football League.

Sold in controversial circumstances after the arrival of Pedro Caixinha, McKay was moved on to Nottingham Forest for a knockdown price in 2017.

This was reported to be around £500k and the player would team up with former Gers boss Mark Warburton at the City Ground.

Only a year later, McKay would move on to Swansea city for three times this amount but despite experiencing plenty of game time in his first season at the Liberty Stadium, things quickly went downhill.

From there, Barrie spent two seasons on loan with Fleetwood Town before his eventual release this summer and is still without a club heading into the remainder of the season.

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McKay has spent the last two seasons on loan at Fleetwood Town. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus)

A popular player during his time at Ibrox – not least for due to his penchant for long-range screamers – we’re sure McKay will get a good reception at Ibrox should he return this season.

But we’d recommend the forward ditches those green boots that got him into so much trouble during his early years with Rangers!

If things don’t work out at Tynecastle, Barrie could also fall back on a new career which we was snapped learning a few years ago.

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