Rangers have been priced out of a move for on loan winger Ryan Kent this summer, as reported by The Daily Record.
The 22-year-old has been an exciting addition to the first-team squad this season but Liverpool’s new price tag of as much as £10m is far too rich for a Rangers side that needs investment in a number of key positions.
There’s a possibility we could have that kind of transfer kitty available to boost Steven Gerrard’s squad, especially if the club decide to cash in on Alfredo Morelos, but there’s simply no way we can spend the lot on one player.
We badly need reinforcements in defence and midfield, with a centre-back required to replace Joe Worrall and a creative number ten needed to link defence and attack.
Steven Gerrard has already called on the club to add quality over quantity when the transfer window opens and the addition of two or three quality first-team stars could really help push us on towards major honours next season.
Ideally Kent would have been included in that, but missing out on him is no real great loss. The likelihood is Liverpool were always positioning him as worth that kind of fee and we can definitely find better value out there in the market, if we need another winger of course.
We already have Jordan Jones arriving to push for a first-team place, which should ease the pain Kent’s exit somewhat.
Our other priorities should keep us plenty busy in the close-season and hopefully the recruitment team can bring in the stars we need to freshen up a decent group of players.