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Ryan Hastie could be the man to replace Kent

Ryan Hastie could be the man to replace Kent

Rangers fans may be feeling slightly anxious ahead of tomorrow’s Old Firm clash with Celtic, as there’s nothing supporters want more than to secure the bragging rights. 

The Light Blues find themselves struggling to keep Celtic in sight in the Scottish Premiership and they’re already out of the domestic cups, so Steven Gerrard may already be looking towards next season.

Interestingly, it looks as if the Glasgow club are close to securing a summer swoop, as according to Football Insider, Motherwell youngster Jake Hastie has agreed terms with Rangers.

Indeed, the winger has made a name for himself in the Scottish Premiership this season having produced an impressive six goals and one assist in 11 appearances in all competitions. And, the impressive part is that he’s only 21-years-old with his best years still ahead of him, so the Light Blues may secure themselves a future star.

Of course, this will definitely provide Rangers supporters with a much-needed boost amid claims (as per Liverpool Echo) that Liverpool want £12 million for Ryan Kent.

So, perhaps Hastie could be the man to replace Kent at Ibrox next season if Rangers decide against paying the fee or another club snaps him up. He’s very similar to the Liverpool man in many ways as he looks to make use of his pace and trickery out wide, and he’s scored one more goal than Kent in just 11 games in all competitions.

Also, the £12 million that could be spent on bringing Kent to Glasgow could be invested in strengthening a number of different areas in Gerrard’s squad, rather than just being splashed on one player.

Rangers fans, do you think that Hastie has what it takes to potentially replace Ryan Kent? Join the discussion by commenting down below! 

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