The Daily Record report that Rangers are set to be priced out of a permanent deal for Ryan Kent.
It’s suggested that Liverpool want between £8 and £10 million for the winger.
After all, the most the club splashed out on one player during the summer, was a reported £3 million for Connor Goldson.
If accurate, this news is a blow for the Gers.
Clearly, five goals and four assists in 21 league appearances are hardly world-beating statistics.
However, Kent is an extremely talented winger. He destroyed Celtic’s Mikael Lustig in December and has delivered a handful of other impressive displays throughout the season.
With a little refinement, he could turn into an outstanding operator.
The pace and skill are all there, it’s just end product and consistency that need developing.
He’s a hit with the Ibrox faithful, too.
However, the reaction on social media to the rumoured price tag has been mixed.
Some fans say it’s unrealistic given his returns, while others think it’s a reasonable fee.
£7m for Ryan Kent?
No. Absolutely not that level of player yet. I'd take him on loan for another season and see if he can keep producing, but right now about 4-5 million would be more acceptable.
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) March 27, 2019
£2M tops, he’s not a future England cap let’s be honest here. He’s hot 2/3 games and cold for 6. Needs another season and needs to be more productive, work on finishing and end product.
— Munro83 (@sandywilson83) March 27, 2019
£7m seems decent considering we value Tavs between what….£8-10m?
— Graham (@Gillington1980) March 27, 2019
£7m is fantasy money. No way is he worth that
— Craig R Morton (@crmpicco) March 27, 2019
That’s a fair price for an English player of that age and ability. Bear in mind mediocre players are going for 15 and 20 million. Championship teams will pay that fee all day.
— Baloon (@sergiobamos) March 27, 2019
4 would be max for me in all honesty mate lad isn't near the 7-10 mill mark
— Niko bellic (@NickT156) March 27, 2019
7 mil is a bargain
— Colin S. Murray (@ColinSMurray19) March 27, 2019