Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that he’s prepared to wait until the “very last second” to secure a new loan deal for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent – but is it really a deal the Gers need to have spent the entire summer pursuing?
Gerrard thinks that Kent was “outstanding” last season for the Gers and admits the winger is an “exception.”
“Am I willing to wait until the last day of the window for Kent? I’m willing to wait until the last second,” Gerrard said, as quoted by The Herald.
“I’ll give it to the very last second to get Ryan back here
“He’s an exception because he was outstanding last year. I feel he’s ready to go again, with the confidence he should have from last season.”
There’s little doubt that Kent impressed last season but with the Gers having already added three wingers to the squad so far this summer, including Kent’s Liverpool team-mate Sheyi Ojo, then it seems a bit odd to still be so desperate to land him.
With Jordan Jones, Jake Hastie, Sheyi Ojo there and the possibility of the likes of Greg Stewart or Scott Arfield slotting into a wide position – not to mention the likes of Daniel Candeias, Eros Grezda and Kyle Lafferty who can all play there too, there’s really not much need for another winger.
Kent scored six times and chipped in with nine assists last season in 43 appearances and was a big part the Gers’ attack last season and it’s clear Gerrard is absolutely desperate to get him back – but it’s not clear that Rangers desperately need him back.