Jake Hastie has no future at Rangers

Jake Hastie’s disappointing loan spell at Motherwell has come to an end with the attacker returning to Rangers ahead of the summer transfer window.

In a statement on their website on Monday, the ‘Well confirmed that Hastie, 23, has been returned to his parent club Rangers.

During his loan spell at Fir Park, Hastie played 17 times in all competitions this season and failed to produce a single goal or assist.

He started just seven Premiership fixtures for the North Lanarkshire outfit with three of those being in the final three matches of the campaign as Graham Alexander seemingly tried to get the measure of the ex-Scotland Under-21 international.

Alexander has recently raved about Hastie for his hard work behind the scenes and dubbed the forward a “real threat” [Scottish Sun].

We wouldn’t go as far as to say that Hastie’s loan spell at Motherwell was a disaster because he played there more times than he would have done at Ibrox this season.

However, he does offer a massive hint about the forward’s future in Govan.

It’s pretty clear that Hastie is nowhere near good enough for Rangers and therefore has no future at Ibrox.

Rangers splashed out a £350,000 compensation fee to sign Hastie from Motherwell in 2019, handing him a four-year contract in the process.

He’ll still have another two years left to run on that deal this summer which is why it’s the best time for the Gers to cut their losses and try to at least make some of that money back.

Whether it’s another Premiership club or a team south of the border, there will surely be a club who’ll be in the market for a forward who still has his best years ahead of him.

It remains to be seen whether we’ll make that £350,000 back but it’s better than letting him enter the final year of his contract next summer or letting him leave for free in 2023.

In other Rangers news, it’s been confirmed this defender has agreed to quit Ibrox for another Premiership club.