Glasgow Rangers winger Josh McPake is reportedly now set for a ‘shock’ move away from Ibrox.
The Lowdown: Lost his way
The 20-year-old is a player who has been ‘very highly’ regarded at his parent club.
That is according to former Morecambe manager Stephen Robinson, who dubbed him a ‘really exciting’ signing last July when they brought him in on loan.
However, that was already McPake’s fourth loan spell away from Rangers (a subsequent stint at Tranmere made it five); and given that he has only ever made one senior appearance for the Light Blues, his long-term future has to be put into doubt.
The Latest: ‘Shock’ move?
As per Football Scotland, McPake has now emerged as a ‘shock’ transfer target for Israeli club Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
In what has been described as a potentially ‘sensational move’, Hapoel are ‘keen’ to bring him in on loan with an option to buy for next season.
The Verdict: Interesting
Given that Hapoel finished second in Israel’s top flight last term and have qualified for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round (Football Scotland), a move there for McPake could well be beneficial in terms of playing regular competitive football.
It would certainly be interesting for him to move from Scotland to Israel, but he may enjoy a different climate and a change of scenery.
Should McPake leave Rangers?
Nonetheless, at 20 years of age, something now has to give with McPake, and this prospective loan move could determine whether or not he still has a future with the Light Blues.
In other news, find out which Rangers gem ‘will’ leave next month
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