According to a recent report from The Daily Record, Rangers will seek to make Ryan Kent’s loan move permanent at the end of the season. The young winger made the move to Ibrox during the summer in a bid for the regular game time he was unlikely to get at Liverpool this season, with his efforts for the Gers seemingly impressing manager Steven Gerrard.
And reports suggest that Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen will seek talks with the Premier League leaders over a permanent move for the 22-year-old, a deal which if struck could prove to be yet another Allen masterstroke.
Ultimately, the Light Blues were extremely busy during the summer as they sought to build upon their third place finish in the Scottish Premiership last time round under Gerrard, with no fewer than 15 players making the move to Ibrox in a bid to equip the Liverpool legend with a squad capable of challenging Old Firm rivals Celtic.
And with the likes of Kent, Allan McGregor, and Connor Goldson very much producing the goods for the Scottish giants in their run to second place in the division, it’s clear that the summer was on the whole a success for the Gers, as underlined by the fact that they are very much in title contention ahead of the second half of the campaign.
And were Allen to seal a permanent deal for 22-year-old Kent in the summer, it could well add another masterstroke to the director of football’s ever-growing collection.
The former England Under-20 international made the move to Rangers with something of a point to prove after testing loan spells at Freiburg and Bristol City last season, and he has certainly done just that by excelling under the guidance of Reds legend Gerrard.
The winger has scored three goals and laid on three assists in 24 appearances in all competitions for the Gers in their hugely encouraging first half of the campaign, with Kent proving just how good he is by returning to the side and producing an excellent display in their 1-0 success over Celtic at end of December.
And having netted three goals in his seven Scottish Premiership matches prior to suffering a hamstring problem, it’s clear that the 22-year-old was just beginning to find his feet in Scottish football, with it pretty obvious that he will play a crucial role in what success the Light Blues have in 2019.
As such, it makes complete sense to try and strive for a permanent deal this summer, as first team football looks highly unlikely at Liverpool given the plethora of attacking talent available to manager Jurgen Klopp, whilst his fine efforts for Rangers leaves game time pretty much a given north of the border.
And such has been how impressive Kent has been in the first half of the 2018/19 season at Ibrox, securing a permanent agreement with the 22-year-old this summer could prove to be yet another Allen masterstroke.
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