Rangers are closing in on a deal to bring top target Ryan Kent back to Ibrox this summer, according to a report, after looking like they could miss out on the Liverpool winger’s signature.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard has made no secret of his wish to bring Kent back to Ibrox after the winger impressed last season but feared they could miss out as a number of other clubs circle.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Ryan Kent of Rangers and Jeremy Toljan of Celtic challenge for the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Scottish Daily Mail (10/6, back page) report that the Gers are close to an agreement to bring Kent back to Ibrox, with the winger signing a new Liverpool deal before he heads north once more.

 

Kent was a revelation at Ibrox last season and had arguably the best season of his career to date.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Daryl Horgan of Hibernian slides in to tackle Ryan Kent of Rangers

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While Gerrard’s side aren’t exactly short of options wide men, bringing Kent back would be a big boost for the Gers as they look to dethrone bitter rivals Celtic.

It may well end up being the case that Kent doesn’t actually head for Glasgow until later in the summer as Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp runs the rule over him but hopefully, Rangers can have him in place before the Europa League gets underway next month.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers evades Dedryck Boyata of Celtic on his way to scoring during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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There’s little doubt that the winger had opposition fans and defences worried last season and, as the Gers look to get their hands on the title for the first time since 2011, a return to Glasgow would unquestionably see him tear defences apart again.

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