Ryan Kent will leave Turkish giants Fenerbahce this January, after a truly dismal spell in the Super Lig, but there’s a lot of confusion over his destination.
Rangers, Rennes, Leeds, and Sheffield United have all been heavily linked with a move for the winger, but in Rangers’ case, his current wages would be an issue, with his present reported £40K wage a bit steep for Rangers to take on.
The other three clubs can all afford those numbers, and claims in the Scottish press are today alleging that Sheffield have come to agreement with the former Liverpool man.
The problem is the story, quoted from the Daily Record especially, is alleging reports in Turkey – but the story in Turkey is itself quoting from the ‘Scottish press’.
In other words, both are saying the same thing about each other and there doesn’t seem to be an actual original source anywhere to confirm Kent is going to Sheffield.
The Record is saying reports in Turkey, and Turkish press is saying reports in Scotland.
All we know for sure is there is interest in him, and while Rangers’ relationship with the player is well-documented and club representatives did have a chat with his agent and Fenerbahce officials, the sticking point was those wages.
For us, Leeds would be the most logical one – they have tracked him for the best part of three years and have wanted him for a long time – they want back in the Premier League and of course Glen Kamara is there now.
But time will tell where Kent ends his Turkish nightmare. All we know for sure is we still cannot fathom why he went there.
NB: We also ran a quick poll on fan reaction to his potential return to Rangers. Let’s just say the majority at the time of writing absolutely do not want him back. We’ll update this piece as the numbers roll.