Ryan Kent was clearly Steven Gerrard’s top transfer target for Glasgow Rangers this summer, and I have a suggestion to put to Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool.
There has been all sorts of rumours about the attacker returning to Ibrox and a reported fee of £7m million has been mentioned.
If I was in the Rangers hierarchy, I would offer £3m now on a four-year-permanent-deal, with add-ons such as an extra £2m in June 2020, and the final £2m payment in June 2021.
If Kent becomes one of the Gers’ best players and an English Premier or top European side wants him, then the Ibrox out should get 75% and the Reds 25% of any future transfer fee.
Personally, I think £3 or £4m would be the right price for Rangers to pay.
I don’t think Kent is worth £7m as he doesn’t score enough goals or set up as many assists as he should, but he is brave and great on one v ones.
Rangers did sign wingers Jordan Jones, Jake Hastie and Sheyi Ojo this summer, while Jamie Murphy is also recovered from his cruciate knee operation. Greg Stewart and Scott Arfield can also play wide left.
There is no doubt Gerrard saw Kent as the final piece of his puzzle, but the Gers will be wary of over-paying for the Liverpool ace.