Rangers have opened contract talks with three players, with manager Steven Gerrard revealing that Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe will all be offered deals to extend their stay at Ibrox beyond the summer.
The trio are all above the age of 30, with McGregor the oldest at 37, but Gerrard doesn’t think age should be a factor in the decision-making process when it comes to new contracts:
“There will be more news on the horizon about people staying here for longer. The people I’m talking about are the likes of Jermain, Allan, Steven – they’re not on long-term deals but are very much in the plan.”
“They are on top form and players we want around longer than the end of the season. I don’t look at age. I look on form, I look on what you offer, what your contribution is on a daily basis.”
Steven Davis joined from Southampton on a permanent deal in the summer and has made 19 appearances in all competitions for the Gers this season. McGregor, meanwhile, remains the club’s first-choice goalkeeper and despite his age, his performances continue to be consistent.
Defoe, who turned 37 last month, has been in excellent form having scored 10 goals in 10 league appearances so far this campaign. He is technically on loan from Bournemouth until the summer, but his contract at the Cherries expires in June, and he will be able to make the move to the Light Blues on a free transfer.