Goal claim Liverpool have received an enquiry for Rangers loanee Ryan Kent ahead of a potential summer move, with Rangers said to be keen on signing Kent on a permanent basis.
Kent, 22, has been in fantastic form for Rangers this season. He has scored six goals and created nine more after joining the club on loan from Liverpool last summer.
He is certainly up there as one of Steven Gerrard’s best signings as Rangers manager. Indeed, Kent won the Young Player of the Year award at Rangers’ awards evening on Sunday night.
Gerrard confirmed in a press conference at the end of March that Rangers want Kent beyond the summer: “Liverpool know we want him, the players knows we want him, his representation know we want him, but it’s not down to me.”
The Liverpool Echo recently claimed that they wanted a whopping £12million for the former Bristol City, Freiburg and Barnsley loanee. That would make him the Gers’ joint club-transfer record.
It remains to be seen if the unnamed side are Rangers. But the chances of them splashing an enormous £12million on Kent is unlikely. Gerrard will have to do some convincing to reduce that price.
Rangers have not spent more than £3.5million on a player since returning to the Scottish Premiership. That was in the form of Connor Goldson from Brighton last summer.
If Gerrard can half Kent’s huge asking price, then Rangers may stand a chance. But the likelihood is that they may have to wave goodbye to the former England Under-21 international.