Rangers star Ryan Kent will be stalling on contract talks to focus on nailing the league title.
That is according to ex-Celtic star Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the future of the Ibrox star he holds in high regard.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week Kent, 24, and Rangers are yet to hold new deal talks with the process delayed amid complications stemming from his change of agents.
This site broke the news last November the winger had changed representation from the Crown Agency to his family, including his brother Casper Kent.
McAvennie believes no deal will be sorted before ’55 is bagged and the season is over.
“At this moment in time, all talks over a new contract are out the window,” he told Football Insider. “The club are so desperate to win the league, that is all they will be focused on.
“I would think talks are stalling because of that. He is a talent.
“He is one of the few who can do it in England. He might be saying, ‘Look, let’s leave it for now and talk when the league is won.’
“I think that is a good attitude if that is what he is doing. He doesn’t have to talk right now.
“Steven Gerrard will not want too much talk about contracts because it can unrest people.”
Kent has played a key role in Rangers’ impressive campaign so far and has only missed two games across all competitions.
The Englishman has six goals and 11 assists in 24 appearances this season.