Rangers news: 'I give up' - McAvennie rubbishes £25m Kent claim

By Frank McAvennie

15th Apr, 2021 | 1:16pm

McAvennie can't believe what Rangers legend has said about Ryan Kent

Claims that Ryan Kent is worth over £25million are over the top and Rangers would accept less than that to let him leave tomorrow. 

That’s according to former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Alex Rae’s recent claims about Kent.

When asked about Kent’s worth, Rae is quoted by the Daily Record as saying, “I would say 25 plus. Without a doubt. The modern day player? You have a guy who is 24 who has all of his best years ahead of him.”

Last September, Football Insider revealed that Kent has a £20million release clause in his contract.

This site also detailed how Rangers rejected a £10million approach from Leeds last summer. 

McAvennie insists that this valuation is over the top even though you never know what will happen in the ‘transfer world’.

“Oh my god, I’ve told him a million times not to exaggerate when it comes to Rangers players,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s boosting Kent up there, it was around £8million they paid for him and he’s a good player. 

“You’re worth whatever someone pays for you. Kent couldn’t hack it in England so he came up here and fair play to the boy he’s been magnificent and you can see the talent he’s got. 

“£25million for a midfield player? I don’t know but nothing surprises me in the transfer world any more. I give up, that’s enough for me.

“I can’t see him going for £25million even if Rangers sold him tomorrow, with the rest of the season to go.”

Kent is enjoying an excellent season for Rangers after racking up 12 goals and 13 assists in 47 total outings.

He scored the opener in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Hibernian as his side’s unbeaten record in the league continued.

In other news, finance expert hails Rangers fans’ big “statement of intent”.