Liverpool forward Ryan Kent has reached a verbal agreement with Rangers to re-join them if the Reds permit him to leave this summer, according to Football Insider.
The newspaper claims that the 22-year-old has held extensive talks with Ibrox chief Steven Gerrard, with the Liverpool legend desperate to bring the Englishman back to the British giants.
Kent spent last season on loan in Glasgow, of course, and will seemingly head back there if his parent club give him the green light to go out on loan again.
However, it’s thought that the deal hinges on Jurgen Klopp and whether the Reds boss is willing to allow Kent to leave temporarily once again.
This Kent situation is certainly one to keep your eye on over the next few weeks. Clearly he is going to be given an opportunity to impress Klopp over the first few pre season fixtures, and it may depend on how well he does in those games as to whether he is allowed to leave on loan again. There’s still the possibility that Klopp may elect to sell him permanently – perhaps if he wets the bed in the pre season games – but the most likely option is still that he’s allowed to leave for another loan spell. If that does prove to be the case, then it appears that Kent is headed back to Ibrox. That will delight the Rangers fanbase, but should enthuse the Liverpool supporters as well. Just look at the progress the youngster has already made under Gerrard’s guidance, and imagine what he could achieve with another full campaign under the Liverpool legend’s watch. Then, perhaps, he could return to Anfield ready to finally become a first team player.