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Rangers: Frank McAvennie reacts to Ryan Kent contract news

Rangers: Frank McAvennie reacts to Ryan Kent contract news -Rangers News

Former Scottish Premiership striker now pundit Frank McAvennie has given a strong reaction to some news involving Glasgow Rangers and Ryan Kent.

The Lowdown: Contract offer rejected

It was reported over the weekend that the 25-year-old has rejected a ‘big-money’ contract offer from the Ibrox outfit, as he is setting his sights on a potential move to the Premier League.

He wants to run down his current deal, which expires in 2023, in the hope of a cut-price move in the January transfer window or a free transfer in the summer.

The Latest: McAvennie’s warning

Speaking to Football Insider after hearing the news, McAvennie has claimed that it would be ‘criminal’ if Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team allowed Kent to leave for nothing.

The 62-year-old said of the Rangers forward: “I don’t know if he’ll get a move to the Premier League.

Do I think he’s good enough? Yes. But he’s not consistent enough. They’ll want big money for him.

He might get one of the teams in the bottom half of the league coming in for him. Look, he won’t get any offers from the teams up the top because he doesn’t do it enough. He always has a good game in Europe, and that’ll interest people. But as I say stats are everything nowadays. They’ll look at his stats and see he doesn’t always do it.

Could he play in the Premier League? Of course, he could but will anyone come in for him? I don’t know. Somebody could take a chance.

It would be a criminal shame and the board should be held accountable if they let him go for nothing. It will be suicide for Rangers if they let him go for nothing because it wouldn’t be right.”

The Lowdown: £20m or bust

Kent reportedly has a £20m release clause in his current contract, so Rangers should be looking for that figure if they are to let him go in January.

It would be the second-biggest transfer fee that they have ever received for a player, and with just a few months left on his contract, would be a suitable sum for such an important member of the squad.

The 25-year-old boasts the second-highest WhoScored performance rating of any player at Ibrox this season and is the squad’s joint-leader for assists and dribbles in the Premiership.

Nonetheless, if Kent wants to leave, the Light Blues should not be keeping an unhappy player in the dressing room, so they should be looking to cash in on him in January given the risk that they could lose him for free in the summer.

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