BT Sport presenter Darrell Currie has provided an ominous update on Liverpool’s plans for Ryan Kent.
Ever since last season came to a close, Rangers have been working to try to bring the winger back to Ibrox [The Sun].
It wasn’t just Bears he impressed, either. He walked away from his loan stint as the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year.
However, it looks as though it’s going to be harder to bring him back than anticipated.
That’s because Currie suggests Liverpool don’t intend to loan him out again. Instead, if he is to leave Anfield, it would be a permanent switch involving a substantial fee.
Klopp wanting to look at Kent in pre-season isn’t new information. This apparent reluctance to sanction a loan move is the concerning part.
Recently, things seemed to be have been moving in Rangers’ favour. Clubs such as Aston Villa and Leeds United reportedly pulled out of the race for the 22-year-old [Daily Record]. Meanwhile, the player himself apparently told a fan an Ibrox return was a possibility.
If various clubs have indeed pulled out of the race for his signature, that price may have since dropped.
Yet, even at that, this may come down to a simple question of how far the club is willing to go to get their man.