By Sam Stone

22nd Sep, 2022 | 7:48am

Ryan Jack could face fight to stay at Rangers as contract nears conclusion

Ryan Jack has been a mainstay at Rangers for the past five seasons after his transfer from Aberdeen in 2017, however, a big decision on his future needs to be made.

Although it’s a long way off the Gers are staring another hectic summer in the face with a number of first-team players out of contract at Ibrox.

30-year-old Jack is one of the players whose current deal ends next year (2023) and a decision on him could be slightly different to a number of players who see their futures come under scrutiny (Daily Record, 21 September).

Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor, and Steven Davis all signed one-year extensions in the summer and will all depart Ibrox next season, with their careers in their latter stages.

Filip Helander has been a peripheral figure and will be allowed to leave and the likes of Malik Tillman and James Sands are on loan agreements. Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are both wanted at Ibrox, but whether they will sign new deals is in doubt.

Jack is in a unique position where he is still featuring regularly for the Gers but hasn’t seen his future come under the spotlight as of yet. Furthermore, he still has a lot to offer Giovanni van Bronckhorst and this team.

Considering the number of players that are set to leave the club next summer, Jack could well get swept into the eventual squad overhaul that looks destined to happen at Ibrox.

However, the club may well be better off offering the versatile midfielder a new deal to at least take him through till he is 33. If there is an influx of new players at Ibrox, having the odd experienced head will be vital.

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