Rangers face a fight to land Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on loan, according to a report, with Championship side Leeds United claimed to be interested in the 21-year-old.
Goal claim both sides are chasing Kent, who spent the second-half of last season on loan at Bristol City, with Liverpool believed to be insisting on a deal similar to the one they had with City.
After making only six starts during his time with Lee Johnson’s side, they were forced to cough up £500,000.
Football Insider verdict:
If Liverpool insist on payment if the player doesn’t make a certain amount of starts then Rangers should scrap any notion of a deal with the Reds. While Kent may prove to be a really good player, having the Gers penalised for not giving him games, regardless of form, is ridiculous. The Gers would likely be on the hook for much of Kent’s wages if he came north anyway so being potentially liable for a penalty fee is a crazy idea. With the likes of Daniel Candeias, Jamie Murphy, Scott Arfield and others who can play there, there isn’t any guarantees Kent would start regularly. It would even be better to give someone like Glenn Middleton the chance to step up from the Under-20s and try to cement a place in the squad. Perhaps Gerrard’s close ties with the Reds would see a change to the reported clauses but if not then it should be a big enough hurdle to kill it off completely.
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