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6 Ryan Jack transfer destinations as ex Rangers star plots next move

Seven years as a Rangers player are now at end for Ryan Jack after his departure was confirmed along with five teammates.

The midfielder becomes a free agent aged 32 and now must plot his next move. Clubs in Scotland would bite your hand off for that sort of experience and quality in the engine room but there won't be many that can get near his Ibrox wages so that will limit his options in this country.

MLS was an option he turned down before quitting Aberdeen for Gers in 2017 and so might well be something Jack wants to revisit now he has the chance. While England is always an realistic option for Scottish players and you wouldn't be surprised if some interest came from there either.

Here, Football Scotland has come up with six potential destinations for the Scotland man.

Hearts

The Jambos are in the market for another 'number six' midfielder, as Football Scotland revealed recently. Beni Baningime signed a new deal but Steven Naismith is after someone who can do a similar job and Jack fits that bill. Will also have been in Scotland squads with he Tynecastle boss.

Hibs

Or would the other side of Edinburgh be an option? The Hibees should have an increased budget after Bill Foley's investment and that could put them in more of a position to meet the wages of someone like Jack. Although some fans would be unlikely to welcome him with open arms due to the Rangers connection.

Charlotte FC

MLS would seem like a realistic option at this stage of his career, especially after being linked with a move there when at Aberdeen. And where better than a team which contains former Gers teammate Scott Arfield. Englishman Dean Smith is the manager and recently shopped in the Scottish market when signing Liel Abada from Celtic.

Al-Ettifaq

Steven Gerrard has already been linked with Light Blues duo Connor Goldson and James Tavernier and it's not clear what will happen on that front. But what about a free transfer swoop for his old midfield general? Gerrard trusted Jack in big games while at Ibrox and that's the sort of player a manager loves to be reunited with.

Oxford United

If England turns out to be Jack's destination, you'd expect it to be to the Championship or League One. Des Buckingham's ambitious Oxford side have just been promoted to the second tier and could do with that experience.

Wigan

Another manager who will know all about Jack is Shaun Maloney. The former Hibs boss has managed to stabilise his side and will no doubt be targeting promotion this time around.