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5 Quality Alternatives to Jake Hastie For Rangers This Summer

5 Quality Alternatives to Jake Hastie For Rangers This Summer

Rangers have pulled out of the race to sign Jake Hastie this summer.

The Motherwell winger is available for free at the end of the season when his contract expires.

And the Ibrox club have been linked with signing him over the last month until yesterday it was reported that they had pulled out and MLS side Atlanta United were now frontrunners for his signature.

So, Rangers will be on the lookout for a Hastie alternative, but who should they go for?

Here we give you five options:

Greg Stewart

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Hastie is actually very similar to Stewart, possibly with a little more pace. Both play off the right and like to cut in on their stronger left foot to get shots away. What’s better about Stewart is he’s experienced, been a star for Dundee, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen in the Premiership and is out of contract at Birmingham at the end of this season. If Steven Gerrard is looking for a right winger who is capable of cutting in to get involved with the play on his left foot then Stewart is a very appealing option.

Kadeem Harris

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Harris is different to both Hastie and Stewart as he’s an out and out winger who is strongest hitting the byline on his right foot. He’s emerged as an option for Neil Warnock at Cardiff this season, playing 14 times. It’s difficult to impress in a team struggling like Cardiff, but Harris has managed it and the 25-year-old winger should have a number of suitors if he decides to leave the Welsh side when his contract expires this summer.

Chris Brunt

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Brunt may be the least appealing option on the list given he’s 34 years old and approaching the end of his career. But, as a player, he’s still appealing. The Northern Irishman is left-footed, has a wonderful strike and cross on him and is capable of cutting in from the right to make a difference for Rangers. On top of that, he’s an experienced player who can play as a left back and a left midfielder as well as on the right. And, most significantly, he’s available on a free contract this summer.

Stuart Dallas

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Dallas has been linked with Rangers before, but ended up signing for Leeds United after leaving Brentford. Since signing for the Elland Road club, he’s played regularly until being in and out of the team under Marcelo Bielsa. Like those on the list before him, Dallas is left footed and capable of playing in a number of positions, including right wing. He’s less available than the rest, but if Leeds don’t get promoted then he may become available if Rangers try their luck.

Ryan Kent

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We don’t really need to explain this. Kent should be first choice for Rangers if there is some slight chance they can get him.

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