Rangers star Ryan Kent has received official recognition from the SPFL following his stunning weekend display as his value surely continues to increase [SPFL Twitter].
Kent was one of the standout players on the pitch on Sunday afternoon as the Gers downed Hibernian 2-1 at Ibrox in their first post-split league fixture.
He scored the hosts’ crucial second goal, cutting inside from the right before firing an unstoppable left-footed shot into the bottom left corner.
The goal was his 12th in all competitions this season to go alongside 13 assists and he was recognised for his performance with a spot in the SPFL Team of the Week.
He was the only Gers player to make the cut, although former Ibrox goalkeeper Liam Kelly also got the nod following a strong display for Motherwell in a 1-0 win over St Mirren.
🗣️ "Rangers' most impressive player as Steven Gerrard's side moved closer to an undefeated league season with a 2-1 win over Hibs"
— SPFL (@spfl) April 13, 2021
Kent was still very raw when Rangers paid £7.5m to sign him on a permanent deal from Liverpool in the summer of 2019, but his value has risen considerably since then.
The Gers fought off interest from Leeds United last summer despite a report suggesting that they were prepared to part with £14m [Scottish Sun].
That was before he played a big role in a league title win and a second substantial Europa League run, all while improving his individual returns, so he’s surely worth much more now.
Celtic fans weren’t convinced when Alex Rae suggested earlier this week that Kent is worth £25m but as an English player with the best years of his career still ahead of him, it’s clear that he’s an extremely valuable asset who Rangers are likely to make a very sizeable profit on when the time is right.