Rangers could make the surprise decision to sell Ryan Kent if the price is right this month, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted that while Steven Gerrard would love to tie the winger down to a new contract, the club would not turn their nose up at a big-money offer.
As revealed by Football Insider this week, the 24-year-old’s change of agent has caused complications which have delayed talks over a new contract at Ibrox.
This site detailed back in October the Glasgow giants wanted to reward the mercurial winger with a new and improved deal to reflect his status in the squad, with Leeds having failed in their efforts to sign him last summer.
Hutton has questioned if the winger’s change was motivated by his plans for the future and suggested a surprise move could still be on the cards.
Hutton told Football Insider: “You always want to kind of tie your main players down and he definitely is, even though he’s had a little dip in form, I still believe he’s one of the main threats for Rangers.
“You always wonder when a player has an agent change, what the reason is behind it – whether it be looking for a move or whatever but there’s been big offers for him.
“Rangers paid £7million which is massive money for Rangers, let’s not kid ourselves, Leeds had huge interest in him but it didn’t quite work out but again I always go back and say if the price is right, the player will go.
“If he’s playing well and there’s teams sniffing about, Rangers will have their own value on his head and if that’s met this month, then it’s going to happen.
“Rangers are the type of team, like most others, that they are always looking forward, they’re always looking at different options, who can they bring in, so they’ll be quite fluid with it, and they’ll just have to wait and see if an offer does happen.”