Report: Rangers may face tribunal battle over Jake Hastie

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are set to announce Jake Hastie's move to Ibrox.

26th January 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell;  Nathan Ralph of Dundee races past Jake Hastie of Motherwell

According to The Express, Rangers may be forced to go to a tribunal for Motherwell winger Jake Hastie as his move to Ibrox draws closer.

The Gers have secured one winger on a pre-contract agreement in Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones, but are now set to bring Hastie to the club as well.

Hastie, 20, is also out of contract at the end of the season, and Rangers are set to confirm his arrival this week having swooped in to land the wide man.

 

Motherwell are entitled to compensation though, and The Express report that they may be prepared to take the matter to a tribunal if they can't settle a fee with Rangers.

Motherwell would receive around £355,000 under FIFA rules given that Hastie has been trained at Fir Park, and whilst Rangers may look to avoid the situation by settling a fee, Motherwell could go through with an annoying battle if they need to.

Rangers won't want the situation to go on any longer than it needs to, and given that the fee isn't exactly huge, they may be wise to just pay up and avoid any tribunal wrangle this summer.

Motherwell's Jake Hastie at The Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Dumbarton, Scotland.

Hastie has starred for Motherwell in 2019, hitting seven goals in 14 games having returned from a loan spell at Alloa Athletic in January.

Hastie's pace and strength has seen him earn major plaudits, and with huge potential, Rangers should be hugely excited about getting his signature sorted ahead of the summer.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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