Steven Gerrard will be “trying his hardest to sign” Rangers ace Ryan Kent ahead of next season, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Aberdeen, Livingston and Dunfermline striker has been impressed by the impact the on-loan Liverpool winger has made this campaign and is convinced he will be even more potent if he returns for a second Ibrox spell.
Sky Sports claim Liverpool are willing to sell the 22-year-old to a club willing to meet his £7million valuation.
Steven Gerrard revealed last week he has spoken to the Merseysiders to register his interest in re-signing Kent and Whelan believes he would be an excellent summer recruit, either on a new loan or a permanent deal.
“Stevie will be trying his hardest to sign him,” Whelan exclusively told Football Insider. “He is one player who can be the difference maker for Rangers.
“He was the best player on the pitch in the last Old Firm and has a great future ahead of him. He can score and create goals, has great feet, runs at defenders, which they hate, and is so direct.
“I know £7million is an awful lot for Rangers, but they could sell [Alfredo] Morelos and then easily afford him, as well as a few other signings. He’ll be worth double that in a few years.”
Kent has scored six goals and supplied a further six assists from 22 league matches this season, as well as adding a further three assists from 16 cup appearances.
He has missed the last two Rangers matches through a suspension incurred for his conduct in the 2-1 defeat to Celtic earlier this month.
In other Rangers transfer news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in talks to terminate the contract of a £20,000-a-week Ibrox player.