The Lowdown: Kent rejects new contract
As we know, a transfer failed to materialise, although Kent has reportedly rejected a new ‘big-money’ deal at Ibrox and has set his sights on a move to the Premier League. His current deal with the Scottish giants expires at the end of the current campaign.
The Latest: Villa still want Kent
According to the print edition of The Sunday Mirror (2 October, page 71), as relayed by MOT Leeds News, Villa remain in the hunt for Kent and will watch him in action in the Champions League against Liverpool.
The report also states that the 25-year-old has snubbed a new contract at Ibrox and ‘will be a free agent next summer’.
The Verdict: One to watch
Kent is currently valued at a career-high £15.75m Transfermarkt valuation, so he appears to be at the top of his game.
He can play in a variety of attacking roles and registered 11 league assists in each of the past two seasons, so he could definitely be a shrewd signing if he arrives at Villa Park on a free transfer.
Villa and NSWE will be able to discuss potential pre-contract terms for Kent in the New Year should his situation remain the same, so this could be one to keep a close eye on over the coming months.
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