Steven Gerrard has stated his desire to keep Ryan Kent at Rangers next season [Daily Record]. Furthermore, the Scottish Sun reports that the manager will travel to Liverpool in an attempt to secure the deal.
Now, Ally McCoist has backed a potential summer move, as quoted by the Scotsman.
Kent has made 39 appearances for the Gers so far this season. 23 of those have come in the league, in which the £1.58-rated winger has produced six goals and six assists to date [Transfermarkt].
While those numbers might not be on the same kind of level as Alfredo Morelos or James Tavernier’s, he’s proved a major attacking threat for the Gers.
Most importantly, he’s shown an appetite for the big occasion with outstanding Old Firm displays.
McCoist clearly agrees that the Gers would be weaker without the 22-year-old. After discussing the number of players Gerrard needs to recruit, he addressed Kent’s future.
Rangers would need to pay considerably more than £1.58m to sign Kent. Therefore, it seems increasingly unlikely the club will be able to prise him from Liverpool on a permanent basis.
However, hope is very much alive for another loan deal. If Rangers could secure that, there’s no doubt it would be a major coup heading into next season.