By Wayne Veysey

28th Nov, 2022 | 2:27pm

Sources: Major update on Ryan Kent’s future amid Rangers development today

The Rangers appointment of Michael Beale will have no bearing on Ryan Kent’s contract talks, sources have told Football Insider.

The wide man’s future is up in the air with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.

Rangers have offered Kent, 25, a new contract but he has failed to accept it as he looks to keep his options open going into the new year.

This comes as the Glasgow giants prepare to appoint Beale as the successor to Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Terms have been agreed with the 42-year-old and Rangers have agreed to trigger his QPR release clause as the deal is finalised in the coming hours.

Football Insider revealed last month (1 October) that Kent has rejected a lucrative new contract offer as he sets his sights on a move to the Premier League.

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Rangers have made fresh attempts to re-open talks with the wide man to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season.

Kent can agree a pre-contract deal with cross-border or foreign clubs from 1 January.

Rangers announced their latest set of annual financial results earlier this month, which revealed record revenues of £86.8million.

This included an £11.2million profit on player trading during the 2021-22 season.

Kent has still been a mainstay in the Rangers side despite his precarious contract situation and some mixed form that has drawn criticism from many supporters.

The winger has notched one goal and six assists across 22 outings in all competitions this season.

Since signing for the Glasgow giants on an initial loan in 2018, he has scored 31 goals and supplied 53 assists from 191 matches for the club.

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