Rangers winger Ryan Kent claims there is no news on a new contract as the attacker puts in yet another inspired display in the victory over Kilmarnock.
Gers fans have been buoyed by the 26-year-old’s recent performances at Ibrox with the appointment of Michael Beale beginning to once again get the best out of the player.
But just as Ryan Kent begins to hit form at Rangers the Ibrox club could be about to lost the player for next to nothing with the winger entering the final few months of his contract in Glasgow.
Signed for a reported £7m from Liverpool in the summer of 2019 after an initially impressive loan spell, Ryan Kent has an enjoyed an up and down time at Rangers but did regress under the previous regime, at least domestically.
But now back amongst the goals – the winger netted again in the 3-2 win at Rugby Park – plenty are calling on Rangers to strike a new deal with Ryan Kent heading into new season.
Ryan Kent discusses Rangers contract
Speaking to the press after the victory, Ryan Kent provided a personal update on his situation with the winger just determined to focus on his football rather than any contract talk until the end of the season.
“Not as as of yet,” Kent said to Sky Sports.
“I’m just concentrating on the remainder of this season. I am sitting down with the manager discussing my future.
“[It’s not a distraction] for myself, maybe for people discussing it on the outside. I’ll just be concentrating on my game.
“The manager has been key in my in my career since I was a young lad. The trust is reciprocated between one another and he is a quality manager.”
Michael Beale reveals Kent talks
The comments don’t give much away when it comes to Ryan Kent and a new contract but Michael Beale has also been talking about the player’s future.
Asked about a potential new deal, Michael Beale suggested that he will sit down with Kent in the weeks and months to come to discuss what happens next in his career.
“I’m a friendly fact to Ryan, I’ve known him since he was 15-years-old,” said Michael Beale.
”He knows how much I think of him, he knows what his teammates and the football club think of him and we’re just asking him to go and get on with his football.
”We’ve had a lot of big games recently, we got a massive game coming up at the weekend, then after that there is time where we have a chance to sit down.
”It’s probably on me, I don’t want to put too much in Ryan’s mind I want to set him free to go and play football with a smile on his face and he’s doing that.
”I thought he was terrific in the semi-final at the weekend and tonight it’s nice to see him score a goal.”
Whilst the Ryan Kent contract conversation continues, the result against Kilmarnock also intensified the discussion around another player.