Alex McLeish believes that Glasgow Rangers winger Ryan Kent’s change of agents should worry Steven Gerrard and co.
Kent move an issue
A few weeks ago, Kent changed his agents. Previously represented by the Crown Football agency, his family, including brother Casper Kent, will now take care of him instead.
Speaking to Ibrox News, McLeish is worried about what this means for the Ibrox outfit. He said:
“Well, I think there will be alarm bells ringing there after that news.
“However, at the moment you don’t see any disruption in his game. He’s playing at a fantastic level and he just has to keep showing what he can do.
“Listen, we’ve said many times that there comes a time when you can’t stop the sale of a certain player.
“I couldn’t do it back in the day when Lorenzo Amoruso went to Blackburn, it was money the club needed at the time and you have to do what the money guys tell you to.
“That’s when recruitment becomes absolutely crucial.
“The good thing is that Stevie is quietly and slowly over a period of two to three years getting the recruitment spot on, as we can see now.”
Pushing for a move?
Kent was the subject of intense interest from the Leeds United during the summer transfer window, with the Whites having a £10m bid rejected for the 23-year-old. At the time, Kent seemed happy enough to stay at Ibrox, but he is unlikely to spend the rest of his career with the 54-time Scottish champions. Called “frightening” by Scott Arfield, he is valued at £18m, according to The Athletic.
Will Kent sign a new contract?
There has been talk of the former Liverpool youngster being offered a new contract that would put him amongst the club’s highest earners. A change of representation will offer a fresh outlook on the situation. It is hugely important that Rangers keep Kent on their side – the last thing they want is disruption during what promises to be a huge campaign.
In other news, Rangers fans lauded this youngster against Falkirk.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience