As one Rangers bargain emerges for many he has definite shades of another talent in the squad who remains one of the club’s most important players.
Winger Scott Wright is the toast of the Ibrox support at present, his enthusiasm and ability a breath of fresh air and something which has immediately endeared him to the support.
There’s a long way to go with Wright and the next step is to get him to be more effective in the final third in terms of numbers and he’s definitely a work in progress.
But Wright’s early showings and a growing respect from within the Rangers backroom staff suggests the club might’ve stumbled onto a bargain with the inventive 23-year-old.
Across the squad, £7m signing Ryan Kent represents amongst the most valuable of Rangers’ talents and is certainly worthy of that tag with his big-game performances and consistent showings.
A tricky winger with bags of ability, Kent’s future is really in his hands, but we’ve seen already – even early in his Gers career – that the Premier League has one eye on the ex-Liverpool kid.
Leeds United had a £10m bid knocked back in the summer and whilst Kent maybe hasn’t quite reached the apex of his powers in Glasgow just yet, they won’t be the only club watching.
Kent, 24, has improved season on season at Rangers and is one of the first names on Steven Gerrard’s team sheet when a big performance is required at Ibrox.
The winger has a hugely impressive haul of 11 goals and 13 assists in 46 games this season meaning he’s breached 20 goal contributions in a season for the first time in the blue of Rangers.
It’ll take big money to tempt Rangers to sell and with Champions League football in the headlights and a proper footballing home at Ibrox Kent may well be in no rush to leave.
But when Rangers do eventually cash in on his immense talent, Scott Wright is already showing flickers that he could be a capable replacement at least at Scottish Premiership level.
Rangers fans lauded Wright for his performance in the 4-0 win over Cove Rangers which was the winger’s first start in a Gers shirt.