Alex Bruce has disagreed with Kris Boyd’s put-down of Ryan Kent and insisted the Rangers winger has been a £7million bargain.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Kilmarnock defender and son of Steve Bruce claimed the 23-year-old “livewire” has proved top value for the fee spent last summer.
This comes after ex-Ibrox striker Kris Boyd used his Scottish Sun column to claim Kent has been a waste of money for his former club as he’s “delivered next to nothing in return”.
Boyd also pointed out how Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien has been more prolific in front of goal than the Rangers man with seven goals in all competitions.
Asked by Football Insider if Kent is worth the £7m the Glasgow giants paid Liverpool last summer, Bruce replied: “In today’s market, definitely, yeah, definitely.
“He’s a livewire, good dribbler, busy, runs around, creates goals, scores goals, good player.
“Very good with the ball at his feet, moves the ball quickly, can twist and turn and get himself out of tight situations and unravel defences with his ability.”
Kent joined Rangers permanently after his 2018-19 loan ended with him winning the Scottish young player of the year award.
He broke down with a hamstring injury on his Rangers comeback this season but has gone on to make 26 appearances in all competitions, which have yielding six goals and four assists.