Ryan Kent has been one of the most influential players this season for Rangers. The English winger has also emerged as a fan favourite for the club for not only his performances but also for his little jab at Scott Brown which he took in the just gone by Old Firm derby.
Every fan in one part of Glasgow would want him to return to Ibrox for another season after his loan spell expires. Steven Gerrard has given numerous indications that he would try everything to get the Liverpool man for another season. In the past month, lots of rumours and numbers are being thrown around on how much Liverpool would want for Ryan Kent. The price has ranged from £7m– £12m plus and Rangers will find it hard to come up that kind of money for one player.
What update did Gerrard give?
However, recently Gerrard gave an accurate update about the situation and indicated that he is still in the dark about what Liverpool would do with the player.
The gaffer was quoted as saying (Daily Star), “I don’t know what Liverpool value Ryan at. I don’t even know if Liverpool want to sell him or not. The only question I can answer on Ryan Kent is, ‘Do I want him back next year?’ – and the answer to that question is, Yes, more than anyone’.”
Kent is definitely going to attract a lot of interest in the summer after his performances in the Premiership. Championship outfit Leeds United have been linked with him recently. The 22-year-old winger started his season slowly but came into his elements once he settled in at the club.
What has been refreshing to see is Kent’s improvement in the final third. He has always had that raw pace, agility and outlandish skills to go past his defenders, but his final product was often lacking. With consistent game time, that aspect of his game has improved, and it is only going to enhance further if he continues like that.
What now for Rangers?
Rangers are going to face a crucial summer if they want to challenge Celtic for the title next season. We don’t see them making wholesale changes to the squad, but they need players who will be able to change the game. Not getting Kent on another loan spell would be a massive blow for the club. The good thing is that Gerrard has made it clear about his intentions on Kent already. It all boils down to what Liverpool would do with their talent in the summer.