Celtic winger James Forrest is a reported target for Liverpool – and it could help Rangers land Ryan Kent permanently.
According to the Scottish Sun, the Reds are looking at the Celtic winger with a view to an £8million summer move.
If he does make the move to Anfield, it would surely open the door for Rangers to turn Kent’s loan into a permanent switch.
Since arriving at Ibrox, Kent has made a big impression and was vital in the 1-0 Old Firm win last month.
The winger’s direct style has been a huge part of Steven Gerrard’s side’s form this season and an extended stay would be a popular move with fans.
Gers’ director of football Mark Allen confirmed that they would look at a permanent move after Kent’s performances.
It remains to be seen whether the interest in Forrest is genuine but if it is then it will only make life tougher for Kent at Anfield.
The winger has been on the fringes at Liverpool but has been loaned out regularly over recent seasons.
Knowing he’ll get regular games at Ibrox could help sway him towards a long-term deal with Rangers – as well as the difficulty of getting into Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Kent has made 24 appearances, scoring three times and contributing three assists, since joining the Gers on a season-long loan in the summer.