Beale Makes Stunning Remarks About Futures Of Eight Rangers Players

Beale Makes Stunning Remarks About Futures Of Eight Rangers Players

Rangers manager Michael Beale says no soon-to-be out-of-contract player has been offered a new deal by the club since his arrival last year.

Allan McGregor, Filip Helander, Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield, Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and reserve keeper Kieran Wright all have contracts that expire at the end of May but, when asked if any are close to signing extensions, Beale replied:

“All the players that are out of contract – no one has been offered one. Not one player has had an offer put to them. No one has had a discussion where we’ve said, ‘we’ll offer you this and this’. Why? When I came in it was a little bit uncertain on one or two and I wanted to see the season through. That doesn’t mean I haven’t spoken to the players.”

“At the moment they’re focused, working hard and getting on with it. But we’ve not formally made an offer to any of the players who are out of contact because I want to see certain things against certain opponents at certain levels to make sure they can be a part of it going forward. That’s where we’re at. I’ve made the decisions I want to make.”

It is not a surprise that McGregor, Helander, Davis, Jack and Arfield haven’t had offers, considering their respective ages and fitness situations. Wright’s contract is also unlikely to be renewed anyway.

However, it is a lot more surprising that there has been no movement on Kent or Morelos. The pair are currently able to sign pre-contract agreements with other teams, and the Gers are at risk of losing them on free transfers. It could be the case that one or both of them have moves already lined up but we shall see what happens.