Rangers future for Jake Hastie looks like a pipe dream
Rangers’ Jake Hastie has endured a torrid time at Ibrox since his move from Motherwell in 2019, and it is time for him to leave the Scottish giants.
Left winger Hastie joined Rangers for a reported £350,000 compensation fee, from Motherwell in 2019.
However, he is yet to feature for the Scottish side and has been shipped out on four loan spells over the past four seasons.
His most successful stint away from Ibrox was a 14 game stint in South Yorkshire with Rotherham United, where he scored three goals.
However, Rangers’ on-loan winger hasn’t found the back of the net this season or last and has struggled to make a significant impact wherever he has gone.
After a promising youth career with Motherwell, there can now be some serious doubts over what Hastie’s level actually is.
The second half of this season has seen the youngster move to Linfield in Northern Ireland, where he has started six of nine matches and registered two assists.
However, there has to be something in Hastie having four loan spells away from Rangers, having only signed in 2019.
An attitude issue potentially? Or just simply not being good enough?
Hastie is at a crucial age where his chances of making it at a respectable level will begin to slip away.
The on-loan winger has mentioned about kickstarting his career over in the league of Ireland during his most recent loan spell.
He told Linfield’s official site: “Definitely, I do see this loan move as a platform to hopefully kick-start me again.
“As I said, I hadn’t really played in the first half of the season, but coming here and getting game time has meant I’ve started to enjoy myself again.”
His latest loan move seems like one of his more profitable ones, however, embarking on four beforehand shows the winger struggles to settle in wherever he has gone.
How many opportunities does Hastie need to “kickstart” his career?
Rangers should be looking to offload the former Motherwell man this summer, with his contract running until 2023.
It is whether they can find anyone willing to pay for his services to recoup some of the compensation fee they forked out in 2019.
In other Rangers news, a decision appears to have been made on the future of a star player at Ibrox.