Paul Robinson has expressed his concern over how Ryan Kent would be affected if Steven Gerrard left Rangers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England goalkeeper explained he is a big admirer of “exciting young winger” Kent.
But he warned that the 22-year-old’s Ibrox future would be up in the air if Gerrard was enticed south of the border by a Premier League club or was sacked by the Scottish giants.
Gerrard was instrumental in Rangers signing Kent, firstly on loan from Liverpool last season and then in a permanent £7million late-summer deal that was their second most expensive-ever signing.
The Ibrox manager’s ex-England pal Robinson is uncertain how long Kent will wear the Light Blues jersey.
“Signing Kent permanently will be a good move if Steven stays there,” Robinson told Football Insider. “I think he could develop under a manager like that. There’s been a lot talked about him but his performances back that up.
“He’s an exciting young winger who’s a matchwinner and should improve a lot in the next few seasons.
“I would worry what would happen if Steven left Rangers for a Premier League club for whatever reason. Would Kent want to leave then as well?
“Steven was obviously key to him joining, that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”
Kent is working his way back to full fitness after breaking down with a hamstring injury on his first Rangers appearance this season.
He is yet to score or assist in five matches this season and was absent from the midweek Scottish Premiership mauling of Ross County.