Championship side Cardiff City have joined fellow second tier outfit Nottingham Forest in pursuit of Rangers youngster Barrie McKay, according to The Glasgow Evening Times.
The 22-year-old moved to Ibrox as a youth player back in 2011 after being released by fellow Scottish side Kilmarnock, and little over a year later he made his senior debut for the Gers in their 4-0 thrashing of St Johnstone in May 2012.
And he has since gone from strength to strength at the Scottish giants, earning 140 appearances for the club, and in that time scoring 20 goals and laying on 39 assists to help them reclaim their position in the Scottish Premiership.
And with six goals and 11 assists last term for the club, McKay has reportedly attracted interest from clubs south of the border, with Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City reportedly ready to rival Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest for the young midfielder’s signature.
Reports last week suggested that the East Midlands outfit were well-placed to land McKay given that he was left out of Pedro Caixinha’s squad for their Europa League clash last week, yet the Bluebirds are also now thought to be expressing an interest in the one-time Scotland international.
Warnock’s men secured a top half finish last season but will be hoping for more next term under the former Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers boss, who the Bluebirds faithful will be hoping can add an eighth promotion of his managerial career with the club next season.
Former Rangers chief Warburton is likely to hold all the cards in pursuit of McKay, yet Cardiff’s interest has certainly thrown into doubt whether he’ll be moving to the City Ground after all this summer.
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