As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Ryan Jack has been offered an improved contract at Rangers.

The £1.35m-rated midfielder [Transfermarkt] has started the 2019/20 season in excellent form and was recently rewarded with a return to the Scotland setup.

In recognition of his importance to the side, it seems the management team are eager to secure the 27-year-old’s long-term Ibrox future.

Jack on the ball for Rangers away at Legia Warsaw. (Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Rangers lynchpin Ryan Jack mulling over new deal

“I think his game has gone up a level, with games and the confidence that we have put in,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times. “I think he has thrived and is loving it.”

“He is happy, he has little moments in training: the majority of them do, but if anyone deserves a pay rise and an extension, it is Ryan Jack because he has been one of the most consistent players since Day 1 and has earned everything that has come his way.”

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“We have offered him a new deal recently so we are hoping in the coming weeks we can announce an extension. He certainly deserves that.”

His dependability makes the midfielder one of Gerrard’s favourites. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Jack signed an extension as recently as December 2018 [Rangers.co.uk], so the fact that the club have opened up negotiations again so soon, shows just how highly he’s valued.

Back then, he described signing a new Ibrox deal as a ‘no-brainer’ and there’s little doubt he’ll sign on the dotted line once more.

The former Aberdeen skipper loves playing for Rangers, bringing both confidence and consistency to the side’s engine room.

He was excellent in Thursday’s Europa League win against Feyenoord and barring a flare-up on a long-standing niggle in his knee, he should be named in the side to face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park,

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