Rangers star lined up for potential exit as Warburton bids to keep attacker

With Rangers gearing up for their return to domestic action on Saturday lunchtime as Motherwell roll into town to kick off their Scottish Cup campaign, the punters propping up the bar are praying the Gers can go one further than they did last year.

Having famously lost the final to bitter rivals Hibernian last season, Mark Warburton’s side are looking to batter their visitors tomorrow lunchtime, such is the importance of this competition. The Scottish Cup represents the only remaining chance of silverware this term, so tomorrow’s game takes on huge importance.

So, with so much optimism abound right now, reports from the Scottish Sun have served as very unwelcome ones indeed.

They claim interest is growing in Ibrox star Barrie McKay after his decent run of form in the top-flight, despite the fact Warburton is reportedly readying a new deal to keep the 22-year-old in Glasgow. Interest from the Premier League and abroad is believed to have surfaced recently, with only 18 months remaining on his deal.

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig have recently been mooted as a potential destination for the midfielder, having recently been talked up by compatriot Oliver Burke, who himself moved over to Germany in a big-money deal from Nottingham Forest during the summer.

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