The lowdown: Kent a wanted man
Unsurprisingly, that form has encouraged major interest from Leeds United in recent months, but a move to Elland Road has failed to materialise thus far.
The latest: Jones makes huge claim on Kent’s future
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has claimed that the 25-year-old could be looking for a way out of Ibrox in spite of Rangers’ recent European exploits.
The journalist stated: “I’m told Ryan Kent will still look to leave this summer as he wants to play in the Premier League. Rangers are ready to make him a new contract offer, but it sounds like he fancies a move, and he knows clubs like Leeds and Everton are keen.”
The verdict: Champions League on offer
Whilst it remains to be seen whether or not Giovani van Bronckhorst’s side can overcome Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final, the realistic prospect of Champions League action at Ibrox next season could be enough of a lure to keep the likes of Kent in situ.
Doing so is of vital importance to the Dutch manager as, with 19 assists and three goals across all competitions this term, the winger’s value to the Rangers team cannot be underestimated.
Can Rangers win the Europa League?
In fact, Kent – who was described as ‘top class’ by former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard following a sensational start to life at the club – has earned the sixth-highest average Sofascore rating of anyone in the Gers’ squad this term.
Therefore, keeping hold of Kent and players of a similar ilk is crucial if Van Bronckhorst is to be given the best possible chance of dethroning Celtic in 2022/23.
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