Ryan Jack has told BT Sport (broadcast on 22/9 from 11:45) that while he has nothing to confirm amid reports that he is set for a new contract at Rangers, he wants to stay at Ibrox for as long as possible.
Jack has been a revelation this season. The 27-year-old has become a stalwart for Steven Gerrard’s side, and reports at the weekend suggested that he is set to be rewarded for his fine form.
The Scottish Sun suggested that Jack has been offered a new contract at Ibrox. And while he insisted that he has not signed an extension yet, he hinted after Rangers’s win over St Johnstone on Sunday that he only has one thing on his mind in regards to his future.
“To be honest, there’s no news at the minute,” he told BT Sport. “The club have recently spoken to my representatives. Look, I love my football here. I love playing at this club, and I’d like to stay for many more years to come.”
It would be a big boost for Rangers to tie Jack down for longer. Connor Goldson is the only member of the squad to have started more games in the Europa League so far this term, while he has also started five of their first six league fixtures.
It says everything about Jack’s current form and consistency that he was outstanding against both Feyenoord and St Johnstone last week.
Gerrard would have been forgiven for having concerns about those who raised their game against the Eredivisie side ahead of their trip to McDiarmid Park. But Jack was brilliant on both occasions.
He is arguably establishing himself as the player that Gerrard can rely on most. So it is no surprise that a new contract appears to be close for the midfielder.