Rangers fans have enjoyed pretty much every minute that Ryan Kent has spent out on the field for them this season. The Liverpool loanee is just 22-years-old and has been integral to Steven Gerrard’s plans this season. However, when the summer comes around he’ll find himself in a tough spot, as he clearly won’t make the grade at Anfield.
Staying at Liverpool and featuring in the domestic cups and youth sides simply isn’t an option for Kent anymore though. The winger. who is valued at £1.58 million (by Transfermarkt), has proven that he can cut it on both wings and as a ten north of the border, yet at times he’s looked a class above, so moving to Scotland isn’t a move he’ll favour, leaving him with a tough decision to make over what promises to be a big future.
The way Kent went about his business against Celtic last Sunday was second to none, barring the obvious incident with Scott Brown.
The way he harried and pressed the Celtic backline despite his side being a man down was highly impressive and he scored a cracking goal to go with his efforts, as he made Dedryck Boyata, one of the league’s best defenders, look like a Sunday league player.
A Rangers return is certainly an option for Kent next season, but it’s a move that lacks the ambition that a top player needs to have, and if the winger is destined for the top then he will need to avoid taking the safe option and returning to the familiarity of Ibrox.
Instead, the winger should look to join a Premier League or top-end Championship side, be it on-loan or permanently, where he’ll feature regularly and improve his game.
It will certainly be tough for Kent to work out what the right move for him is in the summer when his spell with Rangers comes to an end, although lots of factors could affect his decision. One of those could be the future of Steven Gerrard. Say Gerrard quits the Gers after his first season then Kent could decide to follow the ex-Anfield skipper to a new club, but it’s impossible to predict.
Instead of predicting what’s next, the Gers should just be enjoying their last months of Kent in the famous blue of Rangers.
As a Ger, he’s made great progress and opened a lot of Liverpool’s fans eyes as to how good he really is. A lot of them have got carried away with Harry Wilson at Derby, and maybe Kent should follow suit and try to impress with a top half Championship side next season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!