BT Sport presenter Darrell Currie has provided an ominous update on Liverpool’s plans for Ryan Kent.
Ever since last season came to a close, Rangers have been working to try to bring the winger back to Ibrox [The Sun].

Kent celebrates netting against Hearts at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 22-year-old was superb under Stevie G last term. He demonstrated pace, trickery and a big game mentality, becoming a favourite with the Ibrox faithful.
It wasn’t just Bears he impressed, either. He walked away from his loan stint as the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year.
However, it looks as though it’s going to be harder to bring him back than anticipated.
That’s because Currie suggests Liverpool don’t intend to loan him out again. Instead, if he is to leave Anfield, it would be a permanent switch involving a substantial fee.

 


Klopp wanting to look at Kent in pre-season isn’t new information. This apparent reluctance to sanction a loan move is the concerning part.
Recently, things seemed to be have been moving in Rangers’ favour. Clubs such as Aston Villa and Leeds United reportedly pulled out of the race for the 22-year-old [Daily Record]. Meanwhile, the player himself apparently told a fan an Ibrox return was a possibility.

His return would be extremely popular with Rangers fans. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If this latest information is correct, though, things won’t be straightforward. Liverpool reportedly slapped a £12m price tag on Kent earlier in the window [Liverpool Echo], which right now, would seem out of reach for the Ibrox board.
If various clubs have indeed pulled out of the race for his signature, that price may have since dropped.
Yet, even at that, this may come down to a simple question of how far the club is willing to go to get their man.

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