Ibrox Noise understands Abdallah Sima’s departure to AFCON and Tom Lawrence’s ongoing injury concerns have opened up a door of interest with regards Ryan Kent’s availability amid his imminent exit from Fenerbahce.
The winger, 27, will depart Turkey this month, likely on loan, and Rangers have a bit of a crisis on that side of the pitch with no available LW at all
It is deemed by many that the ex-Liverpool winger has a lot to prove again at Rangers – no one is happy with his final 6+ months, regardless of the reason they played out the way they did, and Kent himself would be happy to come back to Rangers where he was happiest.
And it is also understood that a superior manager of the quality of Philippe Clement would get massively more from Kent than the appalling management of predecessor Michael Beale, who was a major reason Kent decided to move on.
Of course, Rangers aren’t the only side potentially interested in Kent – Hull City, with his former team mate Greg Docherty, are also said to be looking at his availability, and a move to the English Championship as a fresh start back home would be appealing as well to the attacker.
Ryan Kent would still love a crack at the Premier League, and isn’t too old to salvage his career.
He got a big move as a free agent to Turkey, albeit it was a strange choice of destination, so his stock remains decent in the football world unlike Alfredo Morelos who can’t buy a decent gig.
Of course the big stumbling block for Kent is the Rangers fans – he is not viewed well by the majority, albeit most fans would trust in the boss if Philippe Clement wanted to bring the flanker back, but it would be very much a case of trying to win the supporters over.
That said, it would only take a few good displays and the negativity would be forgotten fairly quickly, in truth.
We’ll see if Rangers do take the modest interest in Kent any further.