Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is ready to down tools in order to force through a move to Rangers, according to a report in the Daily Record.
The forward excelled at Ibrox last season and is desperate to reunite with Steven Gerrard for the 2019/20 campaign.
The report suggests that although Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to keep hold of Kent, the 22-year-old might dig his heels in and plead to be allowed to return to Rangers.
Liverpool are hopeful of recouping around £7 million for their academy prospect. That sum is out of reach for the Light Blues this summer but Gerrard is hopeful that a compromise can be agreed on which would see Kent return on loan, before signing permanently in 12 months.
The player adhered himself to Rangers supporters on loan last season. His performances caught the eye so much that he was named Young Player of the Year in Scotland.
Kent was surprisingly left out of Liverpool’s under-23 fixture against Chelsea. He started the team’s first game against Tottenham and is fully fit.
TBR Verdict – Kent arrival will really pile the pressure on Celtic
Steven Gerrard will ultimately be judged on the trophies he has won when he leaves Rangers.
There is a real sense that with the squad he has assembled silverware can be claimed this season and Kent will only enhance those suggestions.
Last season the forward was in tremendous form and really shone under the management of Gerrard,
Celtic’s transfer business has been somewhat underwhelming so far this summer and although they will still take some toppling, Kent could be the final piece of the Rangers jigsaw.
If the Teddy Bears can get the Liverpool player over the line, things could get really interesting as far as the Scottish Premiership title race is concerned.