Reports doing the rounds appear to have stolen an ‘exclusive’ from online forums by claiming a ‘sources’ story over Ryan Kent and Burnley/Leeds United.
Yes, good old Football Insider with another Rangers clickbait story, but this story has been online for about a month, and it alleges that Leeds and Burnley are against each other for Ryan Kent’s signature when he becomes a free agent this summer.
Where do we stand on Kent?
At his best he’s a brilliant winger, and dangerous, but the amount of times he cuts in wide and wastefully misses the target has become a bit of a grating issue for us. His assists are good, not great, good, but his goals are abominable.
Bottom line? He’s peaked for Rangers already, and he’s lost a bit of his edge. Now, this isn’t saying he’s not committed and he’s unhappy – he is fairly happy and he’s never stopped working hard for the team.
But he’s just not as good as he used to be, 100%, and it shows now. He’s not scoring, he’s assisting less, and those numbers you cannot put a spin on regardless of how much you can prove he’s working hard.
He still has the old Ryan Kent in him, and a chance to recapture it or get better, but it won’t happen at Rangers we don’t think. We don’t think the olden days of him tearing Broony apart are happening any more, and he’s not supplying the assists to the levels he once did.
So while he’s still a great player, he’s not as good for us as he used to be, and maybe he doesn’t want to be any more?
As for Leeds and Burnley, yes, every chance they are interested in a decent free agent who’s clearly capable of Premier League level, assuming both are in the PL next season.
And it would be the end of Kent’s time in Glasgow, which promised a lot, delivered a fair bit, but probably fell short of overall greatness.
Put it this way, we’re not sure Kent is a Hall of Fame contender – mind you neither was Tavernier and he went in anyway.
Kent? We’ll just see how his future plays out.