James Tavernier has said that he would like to see Glasgow Rangers winger Ryan Kent in the Premier League after this season.
Kent to play in England
Kent was linked with a move south of the border during the past transfer window – Leeds United had a £10m bid rejected for the 24-year-old – but he ended up staying in Scotland.
Gers captain Tavernier, though, says that he would like to see him play in the English top flight. He said:
“Ryan has all the qualities to become a really top player. He’s getting there, you can see that.
“He’s scoring goals and adding numbers to his game. Hopefully that will continue.
“He is showing incredible consistency. There is nothing better I’d like to see than Ryan in the Premier League and hopefully that day will come — after this season.”
Only a matter of time
It says it all when the club captain is eager to see a teammate play in another league. The truth is, top players do not ply their trade in Scotland for too long. If Kent wants to leave a lasting impression on the game at the highest level, then a move to the Premier League – or another top five European division – is a must. Recently, Kent was tipped by Gabriel Agbonlahor to turn down a new contract at Rangers.
Will Ryan Kent leave in the summer?
For the Gers, it is about getting the money they deserve for the former Liverpool man. He still has over two years left on his deal with the 54-time Scottish champions, and was signed for the rather big fee of £7m. Arguably, the Gers should be looking for at least double that when they do let him leave.
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