Rangers have 6 players out of contract this summer…

Rangers have 6 players out of contract this summer…
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Leon Balogun of Rangers is challenged by Kenneth Vargas of Heart of Midlothian during the Viaplay Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Rangers at Hampden Park on November 05, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers have a number of players out of contract this summer, so having not previously properly given you a guide to this, Ibrox Noise now offers the situation for all the players whose deals expire in a few months.

Borna Barišić:

Rangers Borna Barisic
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Borna Barasic of Rangers is seen during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 match between Rangers FC and Real Betis at Ibrox Stadium on September 21, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Borna’s future has been up in the air for a long time – reports recently claimed he was going to be offered a new deal, but beyond that conjecture, we’re unclear if he actually will be. He’s been out of the side for a while now, not featuring in the ‘matchday’ day squad v Hertha, presumably with injury, and being on the last legs of his contract he has big options this summer if he chooses to run the thing down. He’s a Croatia international with a good CV. He won’t be short of suitors. Zagreb back in his homeland is a big name linked, and sides from Italy have also been mentioned. He’d be a good Bosman for someone and in terms of wanting to stay, he said this 6 months ago:

“I have a contract with Rangers for one more year. I have started negotiations with the club. I don’t want to say anything because you never know in football. However, I have a great relationship with everyone at the club, and we will find the best solution. There’s always speculation about my future. It reaches me – but little of it is true. I missed three games at the end of the season. I had a quadriceps injury. It wasn’t terrible, but we didn’t want to risk it. The last time I played it was for about 25 minutes.”

John Lundstram:

Covered earlier, the likable Scouser, arguably unlike Borna, is emotionally adamant and clear that he wants to remain, but it’s a case of sorting a deal out. Nothing more that we can say. If Rangers don’t offer him something, or something that falls short of his expectations, he’ll likely move on. Another one who won’t struggle for a new club, in truth.

Kemar Roofe:

The Jamaica international has as much chance of a new deal as yours truly does. Injured an appalling number of times at Rangers, there is zero chance of him getting any new extension. He’s had his moments, and at least comes close to a hundred appearances (49 starts) in the nearly 4 years he’s been here, and we thank him for ‘that’ goal v Liege as well as a very good overall goal return, but little else in truth. Lord knows what he’s cost in medical.

Ryan Jack:

We don’t think he has a lot of chance either, in truth. He’s not been as bad as Roofe for injuries, but he’s been a distance off reliable – he was a free transfer so Rangers didn’t ‘waste’ cash on him, and he was, as Ibrox Noise argues, the principle reason we won 55, so we are not going to slur the lad. But he has basically no chance of an extension. We can’t waste money on players who can’t stay fit.

Rangers Ryan Jack
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Ryan Jack of Rangers arrives prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at on September 03, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leon Balogun:

Yes, you probably forgot he was up this summer. He’s actually had a good time since Philippe Clement came in – no injuries, and some good performances, even if, like most, he struggles next to Connor Goldson. He actually has a good chance of a new deal.

Jon McLaughlin:

Not a hope in hell of a new deal, only in Spain because he’s under contract and not injured.

And that’s it.

There’s no one else expiring this summer aside Sima and Silva’s loan deals ending, but that’s a different thing, of course.

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