Ryan Kent helped Glasgow Rangers run riot over Aberdeen at Ibrox as Steven Gerrard’s side moved 11 points clear of the top.
According to Football Insider, Rangers want to offer Kent a brand new deal before the winter transfer window opens to fend off any interest from elsewhere, as Leeds United reportedly remain interested in signing their long-term target.
The 24-year-old’s four-year deal with the Gers is running down, and it remains to be seen if they will be able to reach an agreement with his representatives, as he has recently switched agents.
With the Bears rebuffing a bid from Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the summer, Ross Wilson can end any transfer speculation once and for all by convincing Kent to sign a new contract.
Rangers signed the left winger from Liverpool on a permanent basis for £7m in 2019 after he impressed the 54-time Scottish champions in a successful loan spell, having scored six goals in 43 appearances in all competitions during that time.
Since then, Kent has become Gerrard’s not-so-secret weapon as the Ibrox boss bids to stop Celtic from winning ten in a row.
The former England U20 international, who reportedly receives a weekly wage worth £18,000, has been in red-hot form in recent weeks, providing one goal and two assists in his past two games in the Premiership, via Transfermarkt.
Wilson would be wise to give Kent a new deal as not only is he a potent attacking threat, but he is really Gerrard’s only reliable option on the left wing, having started every single one of the fifteen fixtures in the top flight this term.
His former boss and current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the Rangers star as a “wonderful player” last summer, telling Liverpool TV: “Ryan had sensational moments in the Sevilla game – one-on-one situations are his big strength.
“He is a wonderful kid, a wonderful player.”
High praise indeed from a manager who is widely considered to be one of the very best in the game.
Keeping this calibre of player at Ibrox is exactly what Gerrard will need to take his team to the next level. Tying him down to a new deal would be an extremely smart bit of business. Get it done, Gers.