A new report by the Liverpool Echo has claimed Liverpool have slapped a £12m price tag on Ryan Kent’s head.
It’s a money-spinning number and one which will surely price Rangers out of the race for Kent’s signature.
Kent has been on fine form since coming to Ibrox, and has gone on to secure the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award.
Rangers have also never made any bones about their interest in the player. The club wants him and have made both Liverpool and Kent aware of that fact.
Kent himself has reiterated that he is interested in staying at Rangers. He recently said a stay in Glasgow “would be nice” [Daily Record]. Kent has also intimated his intentions to leave Liverpool [Daily Record].
And whilst club insider Four Lads Had a Dream claimed things were “moving in the right direction” with Kent, this price tag is far beyond what Rangers can afford.
For as good a player as Ryan Kent is, £12m is simply too much money to invest in one player.
Even an investment of £5-7m is a considerable one by Rangers.
Going into next season Kent’s future remains unclear. Rangers want him, and there’s no doubt he’s interested in staying at Rangers.
But will Liverpool’s reported asking price prove too much of a stumbling block? Or could we secure him on another year-long loan deal?