Alan Hutton has suggested that Ryan Kent could leave Glasgow Rangers this month.
Kent could depart
Kent was heavily linked with a move to Leeds United last summer, with the Whites even having a £10m bid rejected for the Gers winger (RTE).
The Ibrox outfit have been trying to get the 24-year-old to commit to another contract, but a change in representation has made the negotiations more difficult. Talking to Football Insider, Hutton said:
“You always want to kind of tie your main players down and he definitely is, even though he’s had a little dip in form, I still believe he’s one of the main threats for Rangers.
“You always wonder when a player has an agent change, what the reason is behind it – whether it be looking for a move or whatever but there’s been big offers for him.
“Rangers paid £7million which is massive money for Rangers, let’s not kid ourselves, Leeds had huge interest in him but it didn’t quite work out but again I always go back and say if the price is right, the player will go.
“If he’s playing well and there’s teams sniffing about, Rangers will have their own value on his head and if that’s met this month, then it’s going to happen.
“Rangers are the type of team, like most others, that they are always looking forward, they’re always looking at different options, who can they bring in, so they’ll be quite fluid with it, and they’ll just have to wait and see if an offer does happen.”
Of course, every player has his price, and Kent is no different. It is also true that the former Liverpool youngster’s form has dropped recently – he has failed to score in any of his last eight Premiership games (Transfermarkt), and he has come in for criticism from the club’s supporters.
Will Kent leave this month?
However, at his best, he is a handful for any defence. He has six goals and 11 assists to his name in all competitions, far from disappointing, and interest from the likes of Leeds shows that he has plenty of ability.
Rated at £18m according to The Athletic, the Gers will likely be looking for a considerable sum if they were to let him go. However, as they close in on a first league title in ten years, it is perhaps worth more to them to keep him until the end of the campaign.
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