A big Rangers transfer development has emerged on Ryan Kent’s future at Ibrox during the summer transfer window…
According to Turkish outlet Sporx, Galatasaray are currently in talks with Rangers over a deal to sign the forward.
The report claims that they have already held discussions with the player’s representatives and that they have now made contact with the club to strike an agreement.
It is claimed that they are willing to offer up to £6.8m (€8m) with add-ons on top of that, but it remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to tempt Ross Wilson into cashing in.
Kent has one year left to run on his current contract and Sporx state that Rangers would be willing to sell him if a suitable offer arrives at their door.
This update will leave the head coach scrambling to convince the attacker to stay at Ibrox as losing him would be a major blow to the squad.
The Light Blues would lose their biggest source of creativity if Kent left to join Galatasaray this summer and van Bronckhorst will surely be keen to avoid that situation as it would leave a big hole in the team.
In the Premiership last term, the Englishman created ten ‘big chances’ in 26 appearances and provided 1.7 key passes per game. He also delivered five ‘big chances’ in 12 Europa League outings as he consistently put opportunities on a plate for his teammates domestically and in Europe and made himself a vital cog in the starting XI.
Journalist Fraser Fletcher recently claimed that the gem will sign a new contract with the club, saying: “Ryan Kent, I know for a fact, loves it. He loves it at Rangers, so it’s just no surprise at all that Ryan Kent’s signing an extension. He absolutely loves it. So you should expect them quite quickly.”
This swoop from the Turkish giants may have thrown a spanner in the works, however, and that is why the head coach will now be scrambling to speak with the winger to ensure that he puts pen to paper in Scotland and not in Turkey in the coming weeks.
His aforementioned chance creation numbers illustrate how important he is to the team and van Bronckhorst will be particularly worried if he loses Kent’s talents ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.