As for Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo, Ibrox Noise will bring you the info we have on their contracts and the state of play over all three.
Aribo has spoken publicly on the situation with some contradicting messages – in interviews he’s both committed to Rangers, saying he’s happy at the club and isn’t thinking of leaving, while also evading the topic and not addressing it at all. On social media he’s also committed to the club, expressing gratitude over the past season and expressing a ‘see you next season’ message to fans. Contract chat has been left on ice, the last our sources heard.
In Kent’s case, we understand he’s been offered an initial deal, and indeed was offered it some time ago, but while the winger is committed to the club, he naturally wants the best deal he can get, so wants to see if the club is willing to increase the terms. He’s not holding the club to ransom, he’s negotiating (no harm in that), and he knows clubs down south are interested.
And in Morelos’ case he’s also been offered a new deal but there are some sticking points – the Colombian still harbours ambitions of a big league move, and wants there to be avenues of negotiation with other clubs included in the deal, but Rangers aren’t so keen on that and would rather just include a bumper release clause.
In a nutshell that’s what we have so far.
It is possible for Rangers to keep them all, also possible to sort the deals out this summer.
We must also remember a lot of the uncertainty in each case is over CL as well, with the club not knowing till deep into August that we’ve secured the group stage.
If we do, there may well be a sudden flurry of new deals kicking in.
But it all changes if a big bid comes in.