Chris Sutton has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Rangers signing Ryan Kent from Liverpool is a sign of panic.

Rangers signed Kent from Premier League club Liverpool on transfer deadline day.

According to BBC Sport, the Gers paid the Reds a transfer fee of £7 million in order to secure the services of the 22-year-old winger.

Former Celtic striker Sutton believes that it is a panic buy from Rangers following their 2-0 defeat to the Hoops in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox at the weekend.

Sutton wrote on BBC Radio 5 Live: “He’s (Rangers manager Steven Gerrard) rattled, they’re shaken, panic buy today, £7m! People will be asking ‘where are they finding this money from?’

“I think he’s signed over 25 players since he’s been there. Why didn’t they sign him before? How many wingers have Rangers got? They signed Ojo, they signed Hastie, they signed Jones, they have Arfield, Aribo who played there. They are rattled, they are shaken by it all.”

Good signing for Rangers?

Kent spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Rangers from Liverpool and was a success at Ibrox.

The winger was going to struggle for playing time at Anfield this season, and it made sense for him to join Rangers on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window.

Rangers will be a better team with Kent in it, and the Gers will be more confident now of challenging bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

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