Six Scottish Premiership stars Glasgow Rangers could sign for free this summer

Aberdeen's Adam Rooney (L) in action against Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Josh Meekings

New Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha will be keen to add to his Ibrox ranks.

Though Rangers chairman Dave King has promised funds to Pedro Caixinha this summer, that doesn't mean the new Ibrox boss should ignore the free transfer market.

The following six Scottish Premiership stars are all out of contract this summer and would be astute additions for Rangers...

Ryan Jack (Aberdeen)

Aberdeen's Adam Rooney celebrates scoring their first goal with Ryan Jack and Donervon Daniels

Captain of Rangers' rivals for second place, Aberdeen, losing the versatile central midfielder would dent the Dons' chances of challenging again next season. Jack would restore some bite to the Gers' engine room, which could be depleted by the losses of Emerson Hyndman and Jon Toral this summer.

Ash Taylor (Aberdeen)

Celtic's Stefan Scepovic (R) in action with Aberdeen's Ash Taylor

Another of Aberdeen's regulars this season, Taylor would be an undoubted improvement on Rangers centre-back Philippe Senderos, who is expected to be released this summer. The Welshman can also play at right-back and in central midfield, which the Gers may find appealing.

Callum Paterson (Heart of the Midlothian)

Callum Paterson  - Heart of Midlothian

With James Tavernier linked with a move to Nottingham Forest of late, Rangers could be in the market for a new right-back. Hearts' Paterson is arguably the best in Scotland, but is said to fancy a move down south and won't be fit until September at the earliest, which could cause Caixinha to look elsewhere.

Sam Nicholson (Heart of the Midlothian)

Sam Nicholson scores the first goal for Hearts

Nicholson could already be on Rangers' radar, having been linked with a move to Ibrox in January. The Hearts winger has scored four goals and assisted another three in 15 appearances this season and is someone who could perhaps earn the Gers a lot of money in future.

Josh Meekings (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

Aberdeen's Adam Rooney (L) in action against Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Josh Meekings

Another player previously associated with Rangers, Meekings, again, would be an upgrade on Senderos at Ibrox. The 24-year-old has served Inverness for six years now and it could be time to move on.

Danny Swanson (St Johnstone)

St Johnstone's Danny Swanson celebrates scoring their first goal

A player famous for blowing hot and cold, though St Johnstone will feel fortunate it's been mostly the former for them so far. Swanson has scored 12 goals and created seven in 32 appearances this season and, having only recently turned 30, perhaps has a few years left at the top.

Risky mention...

Niall McGinn (Aberdeen)

Aberdeen's Niall McGinn appeals

With 13 goals and 11 assists this season McGinn is arguably the best available player outside of the Old Firm. Nevertheless, the Ulsterman is perhaps off-limits for Rangers, given his Celtic past and reports he wants a move to England.

Which of the above would you like to see at Rangers next season?

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