Steven Gerrard is a ‘massive fan’ of Rangers star Ryan Kent and could potentially look to sign him for Aston Villa, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Kent continues to shine
The 25-year-old has been an excellent servant for the Gers, scoring 29 goals and registering 34 assists in 147 appearances for the club. The winger has been a little muted so far this season, netting just twice in the Premiership, but he remains an undisputed key player at Ibrox.
Kent’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023, however, so Rangers are running out of time to possibly receive a fee for his services.
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The Latest: Journalist confirms Gerrard’s admiration
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Villa to join up with his former manager Gerrard, and speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke reckons that the 41-year-old is very keen to try and reunite with the ex-Liverpool winger.
The journalist outlined: “Steven Gerrard is a massive fan of him, he’s spoken very highly of him during his time at Rangers. And Gerrard did get the best out of Ryan Kent, it’s fair to say, while he was up in charge of Rangers as well.”
The Verdict: Potential big blow
Losing Kent could be a hammer blow for Rangers, especially midway through the season, hampering their title defence in the process. The 25-year-old’s quality and end product out wide has been so influential for a number of years and he would be a tricky man for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to replace.
It is easy to see the appeal from Gerrard’s perspective, with Kent having excelled under him – he enjoyed 15 goal involvements in the league last season and was hailed as a “game changer” by his former boss – and he has now matured to an extent that he could be a force in the Premier League.
Judging by O’Rourke’s comments, don’t expect the links with Villa to subside any time soon.
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