Ryan Kent’s future is likely going to be thrown up at some stage, particularly after the acquisition of Jordan Jones.
The new signing from Kilmarnock will arrive in the summer on a pre-contract agreement. Funnily enough, that’s exactly the same time that Kent’s loan-spell at Ibrox will come to a close.
Some have already added two and two together and believe that Jones is being lined-up as a Kent replacement. In truth, however, the Killie man’s arrival will mean absolutely nothing for the on-loan Liverpool star.
Kent has been a hero during his time in Glasgow so far. Despite having some injury troubles that have robbed fans of seeing him more consistently, the winger has still made 24 appearances in Glasgow.
Steven Gerrard has also been enjoying what Kent has to offer. Therefore, if Rangers want him in January, there wouldn’t be a single person affiliated to the club who would want it blocked.
Kent looks a deal Rangers could easily do
Added to that, Kent is only rated at around £2million. It’s hardly a deal that Rangers can’t do if they want him badly enough in the summer.
The Jones signing simply adds some strength in depth to the situation at Ibrox. It may also be the case that the club are covering themselves in case Kent is plucked by someone else in the summer.
Then there’s Glenn Middleton, who could see himself either dropped down the pecking order or sent out on loan should both Kent and Jones be there next season.
All the signing of Jones really does at face-value is increase competition levels. There’s no need to consistently talk about who’s leaving whenever Rangers make a signing.
Yes, Kent’s departure and Jones’ arrival occur at the same time. But there’s still no reason as to why Rangers can’t have both.