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Rangers: Pete O’Rourke believes Rangers want Kent to stay

Rangers are still hoping that Ryan Kent will stay and sign a new deal at the club, Pete O’Rourke has claimed.

What’s the word?

The Englishman is out of contract at the end of the season, and there is currently no indication that he is about to sign a new deal.

The 26-year-old has been a star player since his arrival in 2019, scoring 32 and assisting 54 times in 202 appearances for the Gers.

Should Rangers keep Ryan Kent?

Yes - he's so important

Yes - he's so important

No - let him go!

No - let him go!

Speaking to Football FanCast, O’Rourke shared that the club have not given up hope of Kent staying beyond the end of this season:

“They will make a decision on his future, then when his contract expires, but Rangers are still hoping that they can persuade him to sign a new deal,” he claimed.

A big loss

With Alfredo Morelos also set to leave when his contract expires in the summer, Michael Beale will have a huge task on his hands as he aims to replace a lot of attacking output in his side.

If he does not stay, then Kent will be a difficult figure to replace, given that he is one of the more experienced members of the side, and has often delivered on the biggest occasions for the club.

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Kent was instrumental as Rangers reached the Europa League final, and put in a masterclass against Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stages that Jorg Albertz described as “unbelievable” – and players who can make an instant impact on his level are not easily found.

At 26, he is entering his prime years, and if Beale can convince him to commit his future to the club, then Kent has the potential to write himself into Rangers history if he can help lead the club to more glory.