An update has emerged regarding Glasgow Rangers‘ plans for Ryan Kent’s future at Ibrox…
The 4th Official has claimed that the Light Blues are keen on pinning the English winger down to an extension as quickly as possible.
Writing on their Patreon page, via Ibrox News, they said: “Rangers made no secret of the fact that the players they would have looked to bring in during the last few days of the transfer window would have been dramatically different if they didn’t qualify for the Champions League.
“First, Rangers do want to get Ryan Kent on a new contract ASAP and that could cost between £11m-£12m (this is an estimate from my end).”
Securing the ex-Liverpool man’s future at Ibrox would be a fantastic piece of business by the club, as he is the manager’s own version of Paris Saint-Germain’s French superstar Kylian Mbappe.
It was once claimed on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel that he is “the Mbappe of Scottish football”, and whilst he may not be scoring 28 goals and setting up 17 in one season like the 23-year-old did in Ligue 1 last term, the Englishman has shown that he can be an influential player at the top end of the pitch for Rangers.
The £18k-per-week wizard, who was described as “electric” by journalist Jacob Schneider, has proven that he can regularly deliver goal contributions for the Scottish giants, and that is why he is a valuable player for the club.
Goals win games and Kent is a potential match-winner with his ability to score them and set them up, like a mini Mbappe. There is no guarantee that anyone the Gers bring in would be capable of replicating his quality, so keeping him would be a huge boost for van Bronckhorst.
He is out of contract next summer so, as it stands, he will be free to sign a pre-contract deal with a foreign club in January. The 25-year-old would be able to negotiate with other clubs and decide on his future then, or else wait until he becomes a free agent ahead of the 2023/24 campaign to make a decision.
This means that getting him to sign a new deal in the coming weeks would take away the fear of him leaving for nothing next year, whilst also reiterating his commitment to the Gers, and it would represent a terrific piece of work.