The real reason Ryan Kent may be coming back to Ibrox…


As we reported yesterday, Ryan Kent looks like he may well be returning to Ibrox after all for another 12-month loan spell.

The dynamic young winger had an excellent season at Ibrox, with some standout displays, and justifiably won young player of the year, and it seemed a dead cert he was headed to Aston Villa for around £12M.

However, with Harry Wilson’s staggering season for Derby putting his value up to £21M, we now feel the UCL win at Anfield may play a less significant role in Liverpool’s change of heart than we originally posited.

Indeed, the cynic now suggests, more than strongly, that Liverpool want Kent’s value to hike further into the Wilson range, and the only way that happens is by developing him another season at Ibrox.

Improve yet more under the spotlight of the biggest pressure cooker in Scotland and one of the biggest in Britain, and his value could ‘do a Wilson’ and double.

And Liverpool would rather have a £21M Ryan Kent than a £12M one.

End of the day though if Rangers get another hot season from Kent and an improvement on the stats (6 goals and 9 assists is good but not stunning) then while we still lose him at the end for an even BIGGER fee we couldn’t hope to match, it’s a small price to pay for what he could deliver on the pitch.

And maybe that could be a big part of 55…


  1. What a hugely original and insightful idea. The cynic in me almost thinks that I might be "the cynic" mentioned in this post (see comments in Have Champions League developments just dramatically changed things for Rangers?).
    Anyway with reliable reports that Sheyi Ojo has signed on loan for the season I think that unfortunately it's unlikely that Kent will return. Hope I'm wrong.

    • Yes Donald, you definitely sparked the idea in us there. Be proud of your cynicism 😉

  2. Liverpool should give him to us at a reduced transfer fee …Here's why

    1. He's never gonna get into that Liverpool Team

    2. Without Rangers, RK wouldn't even be worth £12million

    3. They have just won CL and have Billionaire owners so it's not like they 'Need' the Money

    4. RK was Finally enjoying his Football at Rangers after His Unhappy Spells at Freiburg and Bristol City

  3. Let's just offer £5 million and get on with it. You cannot build teams around loan players. If he has another good season just bumps the price even higher. You have to pay for what you want – no more messing about.

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