Ryan Kent’s Turkish adventure has been fractionally hijacked before it started after the departing Rangers winger was targeted by Serie A cracks Bologna and Udinese, on top of promoted Burnley.
Fenerbahce thought they’d got their man after agreeing a deal in principle with Kent, but of course, like fellow exiting Rangers man Alfredo Morelos, just agreeing a deal in principle with a club doesn’t mean anything beyond intention.
A deal must get a signature and a contract, and the Super Lig side hadn’t done that with Ibrox forward Kent.
This has opened the door for a bunch of sides to make a move, and there’s no denying the former Liverpool winger would much prefer a switch to a top five league, such as Burnley’s Premier League or Udinese and Bologna’s Serie A than a bit of a lesser league like Turkey’s prime offering.
What’s for sure is Kent is moving on, and as things stand he’s weighing up his options, and let’s not forget they include Leeds as well, albeit the chances are the Elland Road giants are looking at relegation as things stand. They’re hoping Big Sam can save them from the drop but that’s a big ask at the moment.
Does any of this really matter to Rangers? Why yes it does – with all the fails of exiting players, with the number of our departed assets to have absolutely flunked in big leagues, it would be nice if we were represented better by a player who actually thrives in such a league, and we will be watching Kent’s post-Rangers career with interest.
Incidentally, these reports from Italy come from a pretty good source in Tuttomercatoweb so Kent may well find himself with some precontract offers being sent his direction all the way from the Mediterranean.
Leeds, Burnley, Fenerbahce, Udinese and Bologna all looking to make a move on Rangers’ English winger.
We’ll see who he chooses.