Five to leave Rangers as Balogun signs new deal

John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, Borna Barisic, Kemar Roofe and Jon McLaughlin will leave Rangers following the expiry of their contracts, the club have announced.

Meanwhile, Ibrox defender Leon Balogun, 35, has signed a new deal for the 2024-25 season.

Manager Philippe Clement has stressed the need for a rebuild at Ibrox this summer after falling short to rivals Celtic in the league and Scottish Cup, despite lifting the League Cup.

The quintet have a combined 23 seasons at Ibrox, while Barisic, Jack, Roofe and McLaughlin won the title under Steven Gerrard in 2020-21.

A club statement said: "All five players have represented Rangers with commitment and dedication over a number of years.

"All five leave as Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup winners with Rangers in recent years.

"Everyone at Ibrox and Rangers’ training centre thanks the departing players for their time at the club and wish them all the very best for their future careers."

Lundstram, 30, made 52 appearances this season, scoring twice, with Clement saying in late March he was "totally confident" the midfielder would agree new terms.

Croatia left-back Barisic, 31, was limited to 15 Premiership starts in this campaign.

Injuries have blighted Roofe, 31, and Jack of late, although the latter is included in the Scotland squad for Euro 2024.

Jack, 32, scored in the 2022 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts, with Lundstram and McLaughlin starting that day at Hampden.

Lundstram and Jack started the Europa League final loss to Eintracht Frankfurt a few days before, with Roofe coming off the bench.

Scotland cap McLaughlin, 36, last played on 4 February 2023.

Balogun, in his second Rangers spell, told the club's X feed: "I am very, very happy and privileged to be able to extend my contract at a club like Rangers. I have said in the past I wish I could’ve been here sooner in my career because it fuels the fire to succeed all the time."