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Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues make ‘firm enquiry’ about Forest winger McKay

PUBLISHED: 16:42 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 28 June 2018

Ipswich Town have reportedly made a 'firm enquiry' about Nottingham Forest winger Barrie McKay. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town have reportedly made a 'firm enquiry' about Nottingham Forest winger Barrie McKay. Photo: PA

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Ipswich Town have made a ‘firm enquiry’ about Nottingham Forest winger Barrie McKay, according to Sky Sports.

Barrie McKay made more than 100 appearances for Rangers before moving to Forest in a £500k deal last summer. Photo: PABarrie McKay made more than 100 appearances for Rangers before moving to Forest in a £500k deal last summer. Photo: PA

The skilful Scot only moved to the City Ground last summer, becoming reunited with his former Rangers boss Mark Warburton, but could now be surplus to requirements given new manager Aitor Karanka has brought in Portuguese wingers Diogo Goncalves and Gil Bastiao Dias on loan from Benfica and Monaco respectively this summer.

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McKay, 23, racked up more than 100 appearances for Rangers and has been capped once by Scotland. He reportedly cost Forest £500k and still has three years left on his contract.

He scored five goals and produced seven assists in the Championship last season before falling out of favour under Karanka during the second half of the campaign.

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