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Rangers’ failed pursuit of Ryan Kent is a bigger deal than we might think

Rangers’ failed pursuit of Ryan Kent is a bigger deal than we might think - Rangers

Steven Gerrard will be without his electrifying winger Ryan Kent, who is valued at £1.58 million (by Transfermarkt), as he looks to build on a disappointing first season in management.

According to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is already preparing for life without the on-loan Liverpool winger next term, having been priced out of the battle to keep his signature.

Sources have implied that Liverpool are ready to sell the player on a permanent basis after an incredibly successful first year in senior football, with a number of clubs in England said to be interested.

Indeed, thanks to a price tag between £8 million and £10 million, teams in the Premier League and below are just about the only buyers who can afford his Kent’s services – a situation we are sure Gerrard will feel slightly aggrieved with given his fundamental part in developing the player.

The Liverpool winger’s stock rose exponentially following his Man of the Match performance against Celtic last December, and there is every chance he could add more value to his name when the two title contenders meet again at the end of the month.

The Daily Record’s source echoed our sentiment: “Ryan is having to come to terms with the fact that this will probably be his only season at Rangers.

“Unfortunately for Steven Gerrard and Rangers, they have been the victims of their own success after all they have done for the lad.

“As a result, there is now very little chance of them being able to match the kind of transfer fee other clubs will be willing to shell out for him, either in the lower end of the Premier League or in the English championship.”

Rangers fans, how much will you miss Ryan Kent? Let us know in the comments below…


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