PL duo looking to take Rangers’ Ryan Kent on a free

PL duo looking to take Rangers’ Ryan Kent on a free
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 19: Ryan Kent of Rangers is seen in action during the pre-season friendly match between Rangers and West Ham United at Ibrox Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Leeds United are preparing to talk to Ryan Kent in January after it emerged the Rangers winger will almost certainly be leaving Ibrox next year after reportedly rejecting the contract offered him.

Steven Gerrard and Jesse Marsch are the two front-runners to take the attacker with both having long-held interest in his services, Leeds previously having a £10M bid rejected some years ago by the Rangers board under former boss Marcelo Bielsa.

And now it’s looking like one of them will either get him on a cut-price final six months of his contract deal, or a free with a precontract in the summer.

Either way, Rangers are almost certainly not recouping the transfer fee of £7.5M on Kent, never mind the escape clause value said to be three times that in £20M, which probably won’t go down too well with fans.

It’s all a bit disappointing really – Kent’s form has been distracted at best this year, with one or two stand out performances, particularly v Dortmund in the Europa League, but overall he’s fallen short of his capabilities, and like Glen Kamara, appears demotivated and eager to move on.

He may shock us all yet by signing a new deal, but for once, we accept what Rangers MD Stewart Robertson said and admit the ball is in Kent’s court.

And it’s not looking good.

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  1. It’s not great, it’s looking like we’re going to loose Kent & Morelos for free and kamara for whatever fee we get for him. It’s going to be a massive rebuild next season and the board will have to fork out.

  2. If that prick gerry comes in and takes him for free it will be the final insult from this guy for me .He sqaunders 7.5 million on his dud anfield pal, add wages 7-8 million ? then comes back after walking out on us mid season and takes him for NOWT ,costing the club 15-16 million in losses .
    IF that transpires I will be HOPING my prediction comes true and he does not see out season at villa ! .

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