Report: Celtic and Rangers to face stiff competition for soon-to-be out of contract winger

According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Championship side Millwall have joined Celtic and Rangers in the race to sign Motherwell winger Jake Hastie this summer.

The 19-year-old forward, who stands at 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in, is a product of Motherwell Academy and spent the first half of the season in the Scottish Championship, playing for Alloa Athletic on loan until January.

Hastie moved back to his parent club at the turn of the year, and his form so far has been superb, having netted five goals in eight appearances for Motherwell.

As Hastie’s good form continues to draw increasing focus from supporters and the media, his future at Fir Park grows increasingly more uncertain with every week that passes.

Now The Scottish Sun are reporting that Celtic and Rangers could face a battle in their hopes of signing the teenage winger this summer.

It’s reported that Millwall are interested in signing the 19-year-old, and the club’s scouts were even present during Motherwell’s goalless draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon to watch him in action.

Motherwell will be facing a big problem in keeping their star player who is out of contract this summer, and whilst he’s been offered a new three-year deal, there is no indication whether he’ll stay put with the North Lanarkshire outfit.

Joining one of Rangers, Celtic or Millwall would see a huge pay-hike on his current wages and while the three clubs could provide him with first-team football, Millwall stand a risk of missing out on his signature if they get dragged in to a relegation battle.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi