With Ryan Kent likely to remain at Liverpool next season, life is going to feel weird for Rangers fans.
The winger has been a sensation in Scotland this campaign, scoring six and assisting nine as Kent won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award in a season where Rangers will finish second in the league table, and although fans want to see the 22-year-old remain in Glasgow on a permanent deal, it is likely Kent will return to Liverpool come to the end of his loan.
Kent will be missed, but Gerrard has already taken action in finding his replacement in the form of Motherwell winger Jake Hastie, who will be joining Rangers next season on a free.
The 20-year-old attacker has been impressive this season for both his parent club and Alloa Athletic, making 42 appearances across the Scottish Premiership and Championship, scoring 11 goals and assisting seven, six of those strikes coming for Motherwell.
Hastie has shown signs this season of being a smart acquisition for Rangers, and playing in the exact same position as Kent means that the Motherwell attacker could fill in for the Liverpool attacker nicely come next season.
The winger has plenty of Premiership experience under his belt already this season and won’t find playing against some of the biggest teams in Scotland a challenge for Rangers, and at just 20, Hastie will grow leaps and bounds under Gerrard’s management.
Not being able to secure Kent permanently might be seen as a loss, but it opens a door for Hastie to come in and make a name for himself at Rangers, and he has already shown he has the potential to be something special in Scottish football.
Rangers fans, will Hastie be a good replacement for Kent? Let us know!
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