Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has told friends that he is “desperate” to force through a move to Rangers this summer, according to Football Insider.
The 22-year-old scent last season on loan at Ibrox, and is once again the subject of interest from north of the border, with the report also stating that the Gers are lining up a £6 million bid for the player.
And it is understood that Kent reciprocates their interest, telling those close to him that he is “desperate” to complete a switch before the Scottish window shuts on September 2nd.
At this stage, the Reds would surely be better off letting Kent go. As it is, he is unlikely to get much, if any, football under his belt this season at Anfield, and any hopes of his stock rising while he rots away in the reserves are highly unlikely. There can be no doubting that he is a talent, and his Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award from last season illustrates that, but he can only show what he can do if he is playing every week. From the player’s point of view, why wouldn’t he want to go back to Ibrox? He is loved there, he gets to play under a modern legend in Steven Gerrard, and there is a real feeling around the place that the Gers are a club on the up once more. A trophy doesn’t seem too far away, with a league title not even entirely inconceivable either. If Kent could be part of a side that won silverware after such a difficult period in the club’s history, he would be a living legend. You can understand why he wants to go.