6 Rangers players are out of contract this summer

6 Rangers players are out of contract this summer
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Leon Balogun of Rangers inspects the pitch prior to 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)

Regardless of what happens this season, Rangers appear set for a major clearout this summer, with none of the expiring contracts yet being renewed and 2024 fast-approaching May.

This means there are barely in 6 cases 5+ weeks to get a new deal sign, lest they become free agents or return to their parent club (Cortes).

So who has a chance of actually getting a new deal?

Honestly, we don’t think many of the expiring players will be here next season at all, save for potentially one or two.

Borna Barisic, John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, Jon McLaughlin, Kemar Roofe and Leon Balogun are those running out of time, and we truly feel only Balogun is likely to remain, given he’s almost completely proven his fitness this season.

John Lundstram has been offered terms but can’t seem to come to agreement, while Borna wasn’t offered anything.

Ditto Jack, McLaughlin and Roofe.

The big fillip here is Rangers ship out a lot of players on a big number of salary, and free up wages for new players.

The downside is losing asset players who had or even have significant value, for nothing.

But the reality is this summer needs to see a significant changing of the guard – the first sign of that may have been the dropping of Connor Goldson, but for Rangers to keep growing the chafe players need to be cut.

Last summer, we freed five players at the end of their deals – Kent, Helander, Morelos, Arfield and McGregor. We lost a lot of money through the exits of Kent, Helander and Morelos for sure.

But that was the right move, ultimately, to refresh things. We’ll all disagree on individual players, but Rangers need to keep trading and cycling.

Just a pity no money came in for any of them, and it’ll be the same for the out of contracters this summer too.

Rangers will have the usual circa £20M to spend this year, and there will be wages available.

But it’s essential that the club thinks long and hard about who is truly worth keeping of those deals running out.

We reckon barely one maybe even two actually are.

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