Jones said: “I’m told Ryan Kent will still look to leave this summer as he wants to play in the Premier League. Rangers are ready to make him a new contract offer, but it sounds like he fancies a move, and he knows clubs like Leeds and Everton are keen.”
With the latest report around the Rangers winger indicating that he will be looking to move on in this summer’s transfer window, Lampard will be excited at the prospect of landing the 25-year-old.
And with Kent’s contract expiring next summer, he finds himself in a good position to depart, with Rangers surely opposed to letting the £12.6m-rated man leave on a free.
In 24 appearances for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, Kent has registered 13 returns in the form of two goals and 11 assists. For Everton, it means that they may be able to pick the forward up for less than that quoted price and would present a real bargain in today’s market for a player who is uber-creative.
Not only has he played a big part in Rangers’ road to the Europa League final, chipping in with one goal and five assists in 12 appearances, but he has also proved his creative brilliance in other metrics such as big chances created, having conjured up ten for teammates in the Scottish Premiership this season.
With Everton ranking second bottom in terms of big goal-scoring opportunities created this term, Lampard will know as well as anybody that the Toffees are in dire need of a creative spark.
The latest news will have Lampard and the Toffees faithful buzzing, as Kent can indeed be the spark that reignites Everton Football Club.