When Rangers brought in talented young Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool he instantly became a hero but it looks like the winger is set to leave without fulfilling his true potential
“Kent will tear you apart” has been sung from the Ibrox stands since he arrived at Rangers and wowed fans with his ability and skill.
As the mid season window approaches it feels as if the only thing being torn apart is his contract at Ibrox.
It feels more and more likely that Kent will leave in January and Rangers will probably just about re-coup the £7m that they paid to keep him permanently.
His technical ability has no doubt brought interest from Europe’s top leagues and the Ibrox board are feeling the heat for not cashing in sooner.
Rangers are paying the hefty price for not cashing on prize assets
Ryan Kent is a player Rangers could’ve made a multi million pound profit on and could of been in the £20m bracket.
Now they face the anxious battle to try and get him to extend or accept what could’ve been for the bank account.
The maverick winger has been hot and cold but moments in Europe and in the Old Firm games reminded us all of how good he is.
That wont go unnoticed by clubs in top leagues, they will see his potential and what he can bring to a side who don’t play against two banks of four most weeks.
I have no doubt that if Kent stays Michael Beale will awaken him once again and he will be one of the best players in the league.
Many managers have commented on just how good he is, in a recent interview former Accies manager Brian Rice told me he was “unbelievable”
He was sensational at times and defenders feared going up against the man who could go in any direction at any moment.
Even in Gio Van Bronckhorst’s last two games he came alive for brief spells and created goals out of nothing – it reminded us of what he can do.
Kent has potentially five games left at Rangers, if he plays them he will surpass 200 appearances at the club and two trophies to his name
There will be a huge sense of what could of been during his years in blue if he is to leave in January.
He was moments away from heroics in Seville but that day for most adds to the list of things that never came off.
Rangers are paying the consequences for not acting sooner and making Kent available to suitors.
The questions will come for Ross Wilson and those in charge as to how a potentially huge profit is walking away for near to nothing.
Mark my words he will flourish if he leaves and Rangers fans, the board and the history books will tell us how it could’ve been so much better.