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Ryan Jack signs a new deal with Aberdeen

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Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack has signed a new one year extension to his contract, keeping him at the Pittodrie side until the summer of 2017.

Speaking to the official Aberdeen website, Jack said: “I am over the moon. I am absolutely delighted. It has been ongoing for a long period of time but that was because I just wanted to concentrate on my football. Now my season has finished I could finally sit down and get the deal done.

“All the speculation about me potentially leaving was for everyone else to talk about. For me and my family, I knew I was going to concentrate on my football and then at the end of the season make a decision.

“The manager made it very clear to me that he wanted me to stay and he spoke to me during the season. We both agreed that we would wait until the end of the season so I could concentrate on my football. The end of the campaign came for me, we spoke again and we managed to get it sorted and I am delighted.

“There are a lot of reasons why I signed. For me personally playing European football again is a big thing. I really enjoyed playing in Europe this season. The chance to keep doing well with a successful team is a big factor. Also to play under a manager who wants to do his best for the team and the club. Next season I really believe we can kick on and make it a special one.

“The club is on an up so I don’t see why I should leave at this moment. We are all looking forward to coming back for pre-season and it is important we hit the ground running.

Manager Derek McInnes added: “We are all delighted Ryan has committed to the club until the end of season 2016/2017. It shows real intent from Ryan to play his part in a successful Aberdeen team. It also demonstrates the club can hold on to its good players as well and hopefully Ryan can continue to impress in an Aberdeen shirt next season.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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