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Aston Villa: Gerrard could get Villa Park rocking by signing Rangers star Ryan Kent

New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard could get Villa Park rocking again by signing Rangers star Ryan Kent in the upcoming transfer window.

What’s the story?

The former Liverpool skipper made the switch from Ibrox earlier this month, and attentions naturally have already turned towards who Gerrard could look to lure away from his previous employers.

And, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, those north of the border at Rangers expect two players, in particular, to be touted with a switch to Villa.

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He said: “Rangers think Glen Kamara will be linked very quickly. I think Ryan Kent as well is somebody that they’ll be expecting Villa to be linked with. So, we’ll have to wait and see on those two.”

Could get Villa Park rocking

Kent enjoyed an impressive campaign with Rangers last term, scoring 13 goals and setting up another 15, and has enjoyed a reasonable start to the current one too, providing five assists in just 11 games in all competitions.

Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has previously waxed lyrical about the former Liverpool man, saying: “There’s Ryan Kent who is phenomenal – he gets you off your seat. His numbers have increased season after season. Even if the team are not at the level we saw at the start of the campaign, he is still a threat. He is so comfortable with the ball – it is like has superglue in his boots!”

The £20k-a-week winger has earned rave reviews for his performances, not least from teammate Conor Goldson, who hailed him as “magnificent” and said: “He has got a lot of ability. (He is) 24-years-old, two-footed. It is not nice when he runs at you, I can tell you that personally from training. He has got everything.”

The £12.6m-rated flier seems to be the kind of direct, quick winger who Villa already boast in Leon Bailey, and the thought of the two of them lining up in the same team would be sure to terrify opposition defences.

Given the real lack of excitement at Villa Park this season amid a difficult run of form in the Premier League, the signing of someone like Kent who as Boyd says, “gets you off your seat”, would go a decent way to sparking a fire in the team.

And, with Anwar El Ghazi being linked with an exit, the Dutchman leaving and Kent arriving would be an exciting switch-up in players.

Meanwhile, Gerrard must unleash this star vs Brighton…

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