COMMENT By Danny Wright
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes had to tell the press on Friday that Ryan Jack is not about to secure a move to Rangers.
However McInnes has since said that Jack would prefer a move to England – and this is something that should turn heads at Leeds.
The midfielder has been a massive part in what has been a brilliant season for Aberdeen.
He’s played 34 times across all competitions for the Scottish giants during the campaign, scoring twice.
However it’s not his goal-scoring stats that should concern Leeds, it’s his leadership qualities.
Jack is the captain of Aberdeen and has a vast amount of experience playing for the Scottish Premiership outfit.
He’s a loyal player that has only ever played for the Dons, making a total of 245 appearances since breaking on to the scene in 2010.
Leeds might still be in the Championship next season so going in for a free transfer for a player that is about to hit his prime should be a priority for Garry Monk.
Monk’s squad is a very young one and although Jack isn’t going to be the elder statesman of the team, the knowledge of the game he has and his ability to read the game is something that Leeds would be lucky to have.
Jack might not be the man if Leeds run with their play-off spot all the way to the Premier League. But, if they fall and stay in the Championship, he could be a vital part of another promotion push next season.
In other Leeds news, this senior player has delivered his thoughts on Friday’s draw with Newcastle.