Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack will sign a new deal with the Ibrox club despite the suggestion from Michael Beale that those out of contract would leave Ibrox.
The influential 31-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and is currently – surprise, surprise – laid up with an injury.
A hugely important player for Rangers when available, Ryan Jack has seen injury problems intensify over the last few seasons and the club, generally, are only guaranteed half or portion of a season from him.
It’s an interesting dynamic but given the player’s influence behind the scene and in setting the Rangers standards, not to mention his homegrown status, it means a deal would make sense.
Ryan Jack ‘to sign new Rangers contract’
Now, the Scottish Sun are reporting that Rangers are set to extend the contract of Ryan Jack for another year as the club looks to transition into a new era under Michael Beale.
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This is despite Rangers manager previously alluding to as many as 12 players leaving with the likes of Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, Filip Helander, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor also out of contract.
However, heading into the clash with Aberdeen the Rangers manager claimed that “one or two” have been offered new deals with Ryan Jack the likeliest recipient of a new contract in the bunch.
The other, given the homegrown quota and the need for consistency in the dressing room, is likely to be Scott Arfield who at 34-years-old is a senior member of the squad and still an effective option.
The question now will be how fit Ryan Jack can get ahead of the new season and how much the player can contribute on the pitch after a disastrous campaign at Rangers.
Heads have begun to roll at the top of the club in the aftermath of yet another Celtic treble and now if Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield want to protect their Ibrox legacies they need to lead a fight back next season.
Fail to do so, having taken another year at the club, they will be easy targets for a frustrated fan base who have been perennially let down on and off the park domestically over the last 48 months.