Rangers have beaten Leeds United to the loan signing of youngster Ryan Kent from Liverpool, according to The Scottish Sun.
The 21-year-old winger is a product of the Liverpool academy and has spent the past few seasons out on loan, most recently at Bristol City where he made ten appearances during his spell at Ashton Gate.
Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers were rumoured to be interested in signing the young talent this summer but now it appears Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have pipped the Championship clubs to his signature.
One clause of the loan will be a minimum number of games for Kent, which Bristol City fell foul of and had to pay Liverpool around £500,000 according to the report.
Kent has promised much early in his career but has so far failed to establish himself in the same way that fellow Liverpool graduate Harry Wilson did at Hull City last season.
Gerrard knows Kent from his days at Anfield and clearly sees enough in the young prospect to sign him and guarantee him a certain number of games for Rangers, and he will be an addition that can help them hunt Celtic down in the title race in 2018/19.
It’s another missed opportunity for Leeds whose transfer window is turning into a bit of a nightmare, but there’s still time for Marcelo Bielsa to turn things round.