An update has emerged on Rangers star Ryan Kent, regarding potential interest in the Ibrox forward next month…
The report claims that Steven Gerrard’s presence at Aston Villa could lead to an official bid coming in for his services in January.
Gio van Bronckhorst could be heading for a season-defining Ibrox disaster with this update and if he does leave, it would surely leave Rangers fans gutted. Kent is a crucial member of the side and his exit would be a major blow to their ambitions this season, as he has the quality to be a difference-maker in the final third.
The Gers are top of the Scottish Premiership and through to the knockout stages of the Europa League and Kent’s departure could weaken their chances in both competitions.
Last season, Kent produced ten goals and nine assists in the league as Rangers won the title. He also managed two goals and two assists in the Europa League, showing off his ability to score and create goals both domestically and in Europe.
Earlier this year, his teammate Leon Balogun illustrated the attacker’s talents with an insight into the problems he causes in training. He said:
“One who causes me real problems in training every now and then is Ryan Kent. He’s a wing wizard, my god, he’s a problem.
“There was this one goal, I think against Hamilton where he just turns the defender inside out, dropping the shoulder, dropping it again, and the guy doesn’t know where he is, so we have a few of them.”
Therefore, Kent leaving the club could be a huge blow to van Bronckhorst and be a disaster for Rangers as they would be losing a player who has proven that he is a top performer in the Premiership and in the Europa League.
There is no guarantee that Ross Wilson will be able to dip into the transfer market and replace his goals and assists with a new signing, which could then impact what the Gers are able to do in the second half of the campaign.
Fans would be gutted and devastated if Rangers sell Kent in January and then end up losing or drawing games in the final few months due to a lack of cutting edge in the final third, which they know he has the quality to provide.
This means that selling the ex-Liverpool man could be a season-defining disaster as it could derail their title challenge if his contributions in front of goal are not adequately replaced next month. Hopefully, Wilson will be able to rebuff interest and van Bronkhorst will be able to benefit from his talent for the rest of the season, at least.