Fraser Fyvie raves about reported Rangers target Ryan Jack, but plays down rumours of a summer move

Ryan Jack celebrates after scoring for Aberdeen

Rangers have been linked with a move to sign Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack.

Celtic's Scott Brown (L) in action with Aberdeen's Ryan JackCeltic's Scott Brown (L) in action with Aberdeen's Ryan Jack

Hibernian midfielder Fraser Fyvie has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he thinks all of Aberdeen's play goes through Ryan Jack – but appeared to play down speculation of a move to Rangers.

Jack, 25, has come up through the ranks with hometown club Aberdeen, and has now racked up almost 250 appearances for the club, even captaining the Dons since 2015.

The midfielder has been the heartbeat of Derek McInnes' side, but Aberdeen now face losing Jack at the end of the season, given that his contract will expire this summer.

Last week, The Scottish Sun reported that Rangers were pushing to sign Jack on a free transfer, with manager Pedro Caixinha allegedly giving his approval to a deal.

It remains to be seen whether that moves does go through, but one of Jack's closest friends and former team-mates has played down the speculation.

Hibernian ace Fraser Fyvie came up through the Abedeen ranks alongside Jack, but they will go head to head this weekend when the two clubs face off at Hampden Park for a place in the Scottish Cup final.

Fyvie has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he has spoken to Jack in the build up to the game, and responded to talk of a move to Rangers by stating that the Aberdeen ace hasn't decided whether he's leaving Pittodrie or not, shooting down talk of a move to Ibrox.

Ryan Jack celebrates after scoring for AberdeenRyan Jack celebrates after scoring for Aberdeen

Fyvie added that he's looking forward to facing Jack this weekend after such a long friendship, and praised the Aberdeen star for producing consistent performances every week whilst being the hub of the Dons side.

“I don't think he has said he is leaving has he?” said Fyvie. “No, I spoke to him the other day and we have had a bit of banter between us. It will be a case of 'see you after the match'. I played alongside Ryan since I was seven years old.”

“We came all the way through together and he is my best pal. He is the Aberdeen captain and that speaks for itself. He produces week-to-week, is one of the first names on the Aberdeen teamsheet and everything seems to go through him,” he added.

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