Frank McAvennie has slammed Alex Rae’s suggestion that Glasgow Rangers’ Ryan Kent is worth over £25m.
McAvennie slams Kent claim
Former Gers player Rae previously suggested Kent is worth over £25m (via The Daily Record).
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie is shocked by this claim and has shared his disagreement. He said:
“Oh my god, I’ve told him a million times not to exaggerate when it comes to Rangers players.
“He’s boosting Kent up there, it was around £8million they paid for him and he’s a good player.
“You’re worth whatever someone pays for you. Kent couldn’t hack it in England so he came up here and fair play to the boy he’s been magnificent and you can see the talent he’s got.
“£25million for a midfield player? I don’t know but nothing surprises me in the transfer world any more. I give up, that’s enough for me.
“I can’t see him going for £25million even if Rangers sold him tomorrow, with the rest of the season to go.”
It is hard not to agree with McAvennie – in what way is Kent worth £25m? The Gers paid £7.5m to take him to Ibrox from Liverpool in 2019 after a season on loan with the 55-time Scottish champions (Sky Sports). In 123 games for the club, he has 26 goals and 26 assists (Transfermarkt), which is far from a poor record. However, it is not good enough to suggest the Gers could attract a profit of more than 200%.
Is Kent worth over £25m?
Clearly, Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard value him. They turned down £10m from Leeds United last summer (RTE), and now with a Premiership title to his name, they could definitely command a slightly larger fee if they were to sell. However, as McAvennie says, £25m may be a step too far.
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