By Peter Lynch

16th Nov, 2023 | 8:40pm

Ryan Jack to have ‘no shortage of takers’ if Rangers contract talks ‘prove difficult’

Ryan Jack would have “no shortage of takers” if he failed to sign a new contract at Rangers, according to Daily Record journalist Ross Pilcher.

The 31-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Scotland, joined the Glasgow club from Aberdeen in 2017.

The midfielder has made over 200 appearances for the Gers, but his contract at Ibrox is set to expire at the end of the season.

“Jack was only handed a one-year extension last season and given Michael Beale’s trumpeting of Jose Cifuentes after signing him in the summer, it looked like it could be Jack’s Gers swansong,” Pilcher wrote for the Daily Record.

“But things have changed since Philippe Clement’s arrival, with the Scotland international part of his favoured midfield line up. 

“Jack has made it clear he wants to stay and it’s unlikely contract talks would prove difficult if Clement feels the same way. If he doesn’t then there would be no shortage of takers.”

New deal incoming?

New manager Clement really has transformed things at Rangers since taking over from Beale, with poor recruitment and poor results leading to the sacking of the latter.

Jack seemingly almost departed Ibrox in the summer transfer window given the arrivals of fellow midfielders Cifuentes and Kieran Dowell.

But it was his midfield partner Glen Kamara who moved on, with the Finland international joining English Championship club Leeds.

Jack stayed in Scotland, and that has proven to be a great decision, with the 31-year-old playing a key role in the club’s recent revival.

He is a central figure in Clement’s midfield, and things look certain to stay that way for the coming months. But perhaps it is time for talks to get going on Jack’s future, with Clement unlikely to want to lose one of his main players.

The powers that be at Ibrox meanwhile will hardly want to lose such an important player for free, which will be the case this summer if a new deal is not agreed.

In other Rangers news, one Gers star has sent a message to Ross McCausland after what he did in the recent 2-0 victory against Livingston.