Rangers: Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos could stay under Michael Beale
Transfer expert Dean Jones has claimed that both Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos could stay at Glasgow Rangers after the appointment of Michael Beale as manager.
The Lowdown: Contract uncertainty
Kent and Morelos’ contracts at Ibrox expire in the summer, meaning that they can either leave as free agents or sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-Scottish club in the January transfer window.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Beale has admitted that he would ‘ideally’ like to keep both players, claiming that they were ‘excellent’ when he was assistant manager to Steven Gerrard at the Light Blues.
The Latest: Both could stay at Rangers
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has claimed that there is a ‘chance’ that Kent and Morelos could now stay at Rangers following Beale’s appointment as manager at Ibrox.
The journalist said of the two players: “I think there’s a chance that they could stay because I’m expecting new life from this team. And I’m sure that they are expecting new life and everybody else, too, and perhaps more ambition as well.”
The Verdict: Another chance…
Under a new manager, Kent and Morelos could be given another chance to revive their careers at Rangers.
They have only managed four goals between them across all competitions so far this season, a sheer contrast to the 30 that they managed during the 2020/21 Premiership-winning campaign under Gerrard and Beale.
Both 26 years of age, Kent and Morelos still have plenty of time in their careers to turn things around, and Beale will know how to get the best out of them given his previous association with the Rangers duo.
Therefore, the Light Blues should look to give both players new deals and duly fend off any potential transfer interest in January.