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Go For It Caixinha – This Midfielder From League Rivals Could Be A Shrewd Signing For Rangers

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Ryan Jack

Here’s Why Ryan Jack Would Be A Good Signing For Rangers

When Ryan Jack burst onto the scene back in 2010, he was touted as a possible big money future signing for England’s big boys.

Despite representing Scotland at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, his career hasn’t quite kicked on the way many had hoped it would. In all fairness though, Jack has been a grand servant to his home-town team in this time and is approaching 250 games for the club. Still just 25-years-old, the defensive midfielder is getting better and better and would represent a great value signing for a club like Rangers.

Rangers have shown improvement since Pedro Caixinha took charge and he will no doubt want to make further changes to the playing squad over the summer. At times this season, their biggest letdown has been their defending and it’s a key area of concern. Centre-backs and a new right-back are certainly on the agenda with the club not really making a secret of this.

Of course, the focus will be on bringing in new defenders, but the bigger picture is that they need a better quality of defensive midfield player to stop opposition teams dead in their tracks. Ryan Jack fits the bill perfectly for the Ibrox club in this regard; he is fit, plays box-to-box, can pass and can break up play. He even chips in with the odd goal.

Aberdeen will be desperately keen to keep hold of him after their Scottish Cup final appearance in May, though he will be out of contract immediately afterward and this would put Rangers on high alert. Should the Gers manage to get the Dons captain for no fee it would be a fantastic piece of business for them.

Not only would they save money on what would be a crucial signing, they would get one over on a major rival. There is no love lost between themselves and Aberdeen on the terraces, so stealing their home-grown skipper for free would be a huge coup. Strengthening their own side and weakening Aberdeen’s in one fell swoop would be a massive step towards at least being Celtic’s nearest challengers next season.

For his part, Jack has kept his powder dry on his future plans by insisting that he has not decided whether or not to sign a new deal at Pittodrie. Reading between the lines though, should Rangers show real ambition and back Caixinha in the transfer market during the close-season, Jack might be open to a move.