Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is expected to launch a massive overhaul of the Gers squad this summer – and the Liverpool icon must use his Anfield connections to bring attacker Ryan Kent to Ibrox.
Kent suffered a difficult season last term after spells on loan at Bundesliga side Freiburg before a stint with Bristol City which will not have pushed him any closer to Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
Despite struggling at Bristol City in the second-half of the season, City boss Lee Johnson insists he is still going to be a top player, saying: “Ryan, let me tell you, is a great player. If you told me he was coming through our academy as a 20 year-old, I’d tell you he was going to be a £10m player in the next few years,” as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The 21-year-old would relish the chance to get regular first-team football and prove that his struggles last season weren’t a sign his career is beginning to stall.
With Daniel Candeias and, likely, Jamie Murphy the only two real wide-men in the squad currently, Kent would give Gerrard more options as he prepares to take the reins in his first managerial role.
Getting Kent in on loan would allow the Gers to also use funds elsewhere to bring in better quality in different positions as they try to end bitter rivals Celtic’s recent dominance of the Scottish game.