Kent was a standout performer last season and his return would significantly strengthen Steven Gerrard’s options in wide areas.
However, this is surely less positive news for one of the permanent signings from last summer.
Eros Grezda joined the club from NK Osijek in August for a reported £2 million [
Scottish Sun]. Unfortunately, though, he failed to make an impression across the season.
Injury held him back at times and he wasn’t able to recapture the form he showed at his former club.
Consequently, he turned out just three times after the winter break. Kent and Daniel Candeias kept him out of the team and the likes of Glenn Middleton were often preferred on the bench.
Grezda’s prospects of featuring next season continue to worsen, too. He is capable of playing on either flank which is helpful, but the club has already strengthened on both sides.
Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie are Ibrox-bound with the former usually operating on the left and the latter on the right. You can also add a fit-again Jamie Murphy into the mix.
Things were already bleak, but if Kent returns too, it’s surely the end of the road.
The 22-year-old is a guaranteed starter, meaning one wide berth is already filled. In that case, Grezda would be battling it out with four or five others just to get the odd start.
It’s unlikely he’ll want to risk his international spot with Albania by idly running down his contract at Ibrox.
There’s already been talk of the player scheduling discussions about his future [Scottish Sun], and it looks increasingly unlikely he’ll be at Rangers next season.