Exclusive: McNamara suggests senior man unhappy with attacker as Rangers transfer talks underway


Jackie McNamara has suggested that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not be pleased with Ryan Kent’s willingness to try and force a move to Rangers this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland international said that the German has already laid out his plans for the promising winger, the Reds’ boss insisting that there would be no more loans for the 22-year-old, with Rangers trying to pull off another temporary move.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Gers are in talks over a loan-to-buy offer with a £6million purchase clause included in the deal, with Kent said to be willing to do what he can to force it through.

McNamara says that Klopp will not be best pleased with his player’s behaviour behind the scenes and that Gerrard has shown he was not pinning his hopes on Kent’s capture by signing the likes of Sheyi Ojo instead.

Asked by Football Insider if Klopp would be happy with Kent trying to force a move, McNamara said: “No, he won’t. Jurgen’s said in the summer that he’s for sale, not for loan but obviously there’s been no takers for him.

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“It’s late in the day, Rangers have had all these qualifiers so it would be wrong to put all your hope in getting one player over the summer. It’s still not materialised.” 

Kent was a star performer for Rangers last season, winning the SPFA Young Player of the Year award for his performances.

He has not featured for Liverpool in any of their matchday squads this season and after playing for the Reds’ under-23s against Tottenham, was left out of the clash versus Chelsea.

In other Rangers news, a medical has been completed as club agree to pay six-figure fee for Ibrox player.