Former England international Danny Mills has said Rangers forward Ryan Kent is “now worth £30m or £40m” after sparkling in Royal Blue.
Ex-Liverpool winger Kent, 23, has been on fine form for Rangers this season and taken another step in his development with the player a stand-out in an Ibrox team in rampant form.
The winger has certainly improved numbers-wise with his six strikes only two off of his total amount of eight goals from last season.
The former Barnsley and Freiburg loanee has also already produced more assists this season for Rangers than in the whole of the last campaign, his seven assists already three better than the four from 19/20.
Speaking to Football Insider – who are also convinced Kent has a £20m release clause in his contract – Mills claims that the Gers winger is now potentially worth double that.
“Their value will definitely be going up because of their performances in the Europa League,” said Mills.
“Ryan Kent’s release clause previously was £20million and he has a fantastic season do they have the right to say ‘hold on, he’s now worth £30million or £40million’.
“They’ll be lots of negotiations going round with how the deal works and what their valuation is now.
“He’s young, he’s enthusiastic and he’s under a very good manager in Steven Gerrard and I think his team is excellent too.
“Gary McAllister has been there, done it. That works really well.
“Michael Beale who was at Chelsea and came from Liverpool is exceptionally talented and does a lot of the coaching.
“Steven Gerrard has very cleverly put together a team of very, very good experienced coaches in and around him.”
Ryan Kent signed permanently from Rangers last season for a reported fee of around £7m [Times] after a successful first season on loan where he won the Young Player of the Year award.
Such has been his form for Rangers, Mills’ old club Leeds United launched a bid in the summer believed to be in the region of £10m which was resoundingly rejected by Rangers.
Now, according to the ex-Elland Road right-back, the club could need to pay four times as much for a player recently tipped for Premier League glory by an Ibrox teammate.