As reported by The Scotsman, Derek McInnes has quashed any suggestion that Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack will join Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers this summer.
A Jack move to Rangers was the most explosive transfer rumour in Scotland all week after reports suggested he was set to join the Gers when his contract at Pittodrie ran out at the end of the season.
McInnes has moved to alleviate the fears of Dons supporters though, asserting that there is no chance of that happening. He’s also not happy with the speculation, believing that it it’s all been a ploy to ‘destabilise’ his club.
As quoted by The Scotsman, he said:
I spoke to Ryan this morning as I normally do at training. He gave me assurances that there has been no contact, that he doesn’t anticipate contact and that it’s not something he’s interested in. So there’s absolutely nothing in it and you have to question the reason for it, whether it’s to try and destabilise us or whatever. I have been assured by Ryan – and I trust Ryan – that he nor his agent have had any contact with Rangers.
That’s sure to be music to the ears of the Dons’ fans and the comments about why the reports surfaced are certaintly interesting.
Is Derek McInnes accusing Rangers of destabilisation, or is he accusing the media?
After last week’s drubbing at the hands of the Gers, McInnes will be looking to retain all of his top talent this summer.
However, with a number of key stars seeing their contracts run out, it could well end up being a transfer of rebuilding for the Aberdeen manager as he looks to guide them to another high position in the Scottish Premiership and challenge for domestic trophies.