Gabriel Agbonlahor has suggested that Ryan Kent could reject a new contract at Glasgow Rangers.
Kent may reject new deal
Kent’s current deal runs until 2023, but there have been suggestions that the Ibrox outfit want to see him commit his longer-term future to the club. According to Football Insider, the deal could be worth more than £6m.
“The problem with Scotland is they don’t pay the wages like the top two leagues in England.
“When you’re scoring goals like Ryan Kent scores, it’s going to put up his wages that he’s negotiating for.
“If he changes his agent, the next agent might think he can get him a better deal in a different league.
“It’s definitely tough for Rangers because they’re only going to have a certain amount they can pay their players.
“If Ryan Kent is one of their better players and he can get more money somewhere else it might be something that happens in the future and he does move to England.”
New deal offers Gers extra security
It is unlikely that Kent will spend the whole of his career north of the border. He was already the subject of a £10m offer from Premier League side Leeds United during the summer, and given he is just 24, he is far from past his sell-by date. In 20 games in all competitions this campaign, he has six goals and seven assists, and in September Steven Gerrard called him “sensational”.
Will Kent sign a new contract?
So, a new deal is unlikely to ward off all interest, but it would at least put the club in a stronger position when the big English clubs do come calling. Kent currently has a £20m release clause in his contract – increasing that would be good news for the 54-time Scottish champions.
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