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Rangers news: Whelan says Gerrard’s hand are tied in Ryan Kent saga

Probably the biggest saga for Rangers in the ongoing summer transfer window is concerning their star forward, Ryan Kent. The player himself has recently admitted he is not sure what the future holds as his departure from the club is still on the table.

Of course, we know that Leeds United have been very attentive to his situation and have already tabled a couple of bids in an attempt to snatch him up from the Scottish Premier League.

The latest offer, however, just might be the one to get the deal finally over the line. Noel Whelan spoke to Football Insider about the player’s intentions and he seems to believe that Steven Gerrard’s hands could be tied in this saga.

Here’s what he said: “It was not a definite no from Ryan and every player is for sale at a certain price. I am sure that Steven Gerrard would love to keep him there because he knows him from his Liverpool times, that is why he bought him in the first place but sometimes it is out of a managers hands. If a decent offer comes in from a Premier League club they may have to let him go. Rangers need to have a player on standby to come in and fill that void.”

If the player truly wants to leave, it seems there is nothing the Gers can do to stop him. But at least they will be appropriately compensated if he does leave for the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa needs reinforcements for his grand return to the English top-flight so he will surely splash some cash in order to secure them.

Verdict

Even though it seemed like Kent could indeed be staying the club, his departure is looking increasingly likely by the minute.

Of course, the prospect of playing in the Premier League and for the Whites of all teams is surely tempting and there’s not much Gerrard can do at this point.

Article title: Rangers news: Whelan says Gerrard’s hand are tied in Ryan Kent saga

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