Journalist Scott McDermott has been speaking about the importance of Rangers keeping hold of Ryan Kent this summer.
The 24-year-old has gone from strength to strength this season compared to last at Ibrox, scoring four more goals and providing ten more assists than he did the whole of 2019/20 with two games still left to play.
Which is why, speaking on the Record Rangers podcast (11:23) as part of a discussion about players that Rangers could sell this summer in order to fund their incoming transfers, McDermott felt that Kent was the player that the club had to prioritise keeping more than anybody else:
“Ryan Kent now I think is the one that you just cannot lose. I mean, I said after Sunday’s game, I think he now is Rangers’ biggest asset. People would probably have said Morelos last season but Kent for me is the one that they just they couldn’t afford to lose. He’s the game-changer. He’s the guy that makes things happen for them.”
TIF Thoughts on Scott McDermott’s comments about Ryan Kent’s future
Kent, who is now valued at £7.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), has certainly been a crucial part for Steve Gerrard’s title-winning side, indeed his 14 assists rank only second to James Tavernier in the whole Rangers team as they stormed to the league title, so McDermott is right to stress how vital he is.
Has Ryan Kent been worth his fee?
Speaking to Sky Sports recently (via The Daily Record), Kent did state that he has no intention of leaving the club just yet, with Champions League football so important to him which should give them a big boost when it comes to their plans for him as he seems happy at the club.
But as we all know, everyone has their price, both the player and the club, and if someone came in with a bid that was simply too good to turn down, and one in the Champions League at that, could that potentially throw a spanner into the works?