Last month, Football Insider claimed Motherwell’s Jake Hastie had agreed to an outlandish £15,000-a-week deal at Ibrox.

Then, just days later, the Scottish Herald reported that the Gers had pulled out of a move, leading to some confusion amongst fans. It was claimed at the time that they had become frustrated with the slow progress and subsequently turned their attention elsewhere.

However, the same publication reports that Rangers’ interest ‘could now be rekindled’ [Herald].

With the 20-year-old out of contract at the end of the season and MLS side Atlanta United making no tangible progress towards a deal of their own, it’s thought the Gers could come back in.

Hastie vying with Dundee’s Nathan Ralph earlier this season. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Analysis

This is becoming something of a saga. What’s more, it’s something no one could have expected at the start of the season.

 

Hastie didn’t even make his senior Motherwell debut until January, after spending the first half the campaign on loan at Alloa.

He’s really caught the eye in 2019 though, averaging a goal every other game with six in 12 SPL matches.

The wide man’s rise to prominence has been dramatic. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

It’s possible that any potential Ibrox deal could hinge on the future of Ryan Kent.

Should the Liverpool loanee stay next season, Rangers will already be well stocked in wide areas. Daniel Candeias, Eros Grezda and Glenn Middleton are already at the club, with Jordan Jones on his way from Kilmarnock.

If Kent returns to England though, a swoop for the exciting Hastie would make much more sense.

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