Rangers could be set to miss out on bringing Ryan Kent back to Ibrox for a second season on loan after it was reported that Aston Villa are plotting a £10million swoop for the winger
The Scottish Sun reports that Villa are preparing a move for the Liverpool winger after he impressed during his time in Scotland.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Ryan Kent of Rangers and Jeremy Toljan of Celtic challenge for the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to bring Kent back to Ibrox
with many supporters echoing that sentiment – but the prospect of him heading to Villa Park highlights the problem with a reliance on the loan market.
While Rangers can’t have any complaints if Liverpool chose to sell Kent, it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth to lose out on someone who would have been a regular first-team player and not seeing a single penny in return.
5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Daryl Horgan of Hibernian slides in to tackle Ryan Kent of Rangers
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With Kent’s performances at Ibrox being a big part of why clubs like Villa are now prepared to shell out eight figures for him, Rangers need to make sure they are striking the right balance.
Getting loan players in will always have a place for clubs like Rangers but they need to make sure that there isn’t an over-reliance on players only at the club temporarily.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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If not, the Gers risk being left high and dry when key players are sold from underneath them with nothing Gerrard and co can do.
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