Premier League clubs will be “queuing up” to sign Rangers attacker Ryan Kent next year, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, hailed the 23-year-old’s “incredible” improvement under Steven Gerrard this season.

The winger produced another eye-catching display on Sunday as the Gers re-established their nine point lead over Celtic in the Scottish Premiership with an 8-0 win over Hamilton.

 

In 19 appearances across all competitions this season, Kent has scored five and assisted six with the former Liverpool player the only constant in Steven Gerrard’s attack.

This site revealed in August that Leeds were continuing to keep tabs on the English attacker after having an early-summer bid rejected but he remained at Ibrox beyond the transfer deadline on 5 October.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Premier League clubs to come knocking in 2021, Whelan said:

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“They will be queuing up next year but they were queuing up at the start of this season as well. Rangers did the right thing in not letting him go.

“He is on fire at the minute. He looks unstoppable in certain games.

“He does all of the hard stuff, he has the pace, the power and the tricks and his finishing is no longer letting him down.

“Kent is one of these players who scares defenders. He is very clever, quick on the ball and brings others into play – a key player for Rangers.

“I think Steven Gerrard has improved every player at that club, not just Ryan Kent. What Gerrard has done with that group of players from last season is incredible.” 

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