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15th Apr, 2017 | 10:59am

'He's ideal for Rangers': Calderwood delivers verdict on reported Ibrox target

By Matt Farr

Jimmy Calderwood believes reported Rangers transfer target Ryan Jack would be an ‘ideal’ signing for the club.

Jack, 25, is reportedly high on Pedro Caixinha’s summer radar, and it is understood the Rangers chief could make a stunning move to poach the midfield ace from rivals Aberdeen.

The Pittodrie skipper has been in fine form this season, but is out of contract in the summer and could be available on a free transfer.

Following the reported interest, former Aberdeen manager Calderwood believes Jack is a player cut out for the English Premier League, but insisted a move to Ibrox would be ‘ideal’ for him.

He told the Daily Record: “I’ll be barred from entering Aberdeen for a couple of years for saying it, but I still believe he could end up at Rangers.

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“He’s ideal for Rangers as he’s a winner and his aggression would be an asset for the side.

“He’s so good I maintain he could sign for a club in the English Premier League, but it might take him a season or two before he was a regular.”

Current Aberdeen chief Derek McInnes, on the other hand, admitted that he hopes Jack will remain at the club beyond the current season.

In a video on the Aberdeen club Twitter page, McInnes revealed that there had been no contact from Rangers over a potential deal for Jack.

He added that the midfielder was likely to set his sights on a move to England if here were to quit Pittodrie, and would snub any interest from rivals Rangers.

Aberdeen and Rangers are currently locked in a battle to finish second in the Scottish Premiership behind champions Celtic, with Aberdeen holding a nine point advantage over their rivals.

But McInnes will be keen to add a moral victory in fending off interest from Jack to his list of triumphs over their rivals this season.

In other Rangers transfer news, this Rangers attacker has plead his case for a new contract at Ibrox (not Miller).

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