By Noel Whelan

1st Sep, 2020 | 3:44pm

Exclusive: Gerrard's hands tied after new Ryan Kent exit hint - Whelan

Noel Whelan has suggested that Steven Gerrard may not have a say on the future of Ryan Kent after the Rangers player spoke out on the recent speculation.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker claimed that the 23-year-old ‘definitely’ did not rule out a move this summer in a recent interview.

The Gers winger admitted that he was “not sure” of his long-term future but insisted that he will always give his best for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Football Insider revealed last week that Leeds United were preparing to make a second offer for the attacker after their opening bid of £10million was rejected.

Kent has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season for the Teddy Bears and has already three goals and two assists to his name.

When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the player’s recent comments, Whelan said: “It was not a definite no from Ryan and every player is for sale at a certain price.

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“I am sure that Steven Gerrard would love to keep him there because he knows him from his Liverpool times, that is why he bought him in the first place but sometimes it is out of a managers hands. If a decent offer comes in from a Premier League club they may have to let him go.

“Rangers need to have a player on standby to come in and fill that void.”

When speaking on his future, Kent told the Daily Record: “You don’t get fans like Rangers fans so every time I step out on the pitch it’s an honour to represent them. I’ll continue to give my best for Rangers.

“Where my future takes me, I’m not sure but as long as I’ve got a Rangers shirt on, I’ll give my best.”

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