Rangers Director of Football Mark Allen wants to hold discussions with Liverpool about Ryan Kent’s future, as reported by The Daily Record.
Kent has been one of the undoubted success stories of the season so far, shining in attack when fit and giving the Gers a unique threat cutting in from the flanks.
With three goals and three assists in 24 appearances, his direct goal contribution could improve but overall fans have been left delighted with what he has had to offer.
No surprise then that the Gers are keen on making his loan switch from the Reds permanent.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Mark Allen said of the situation:
We would certainly like to pursue what we do next with Ryan but that is a conversation we have to have with Liverpool.
He is their player but we have a very good relationship with Liverpool and it is dialogue that will continue for the foreseeable future.
I don’t want to speak for Liverpool but I am sure they would be happy with the way that Ryan is settled and performing and maybe would see us a good vehicle for their players to give them much needed experience.
Still just 22 years of age, investing in Ryan Kent’s future would be something of a no-brainer in my books, if Liverpool could be convinced to let him leave for a fee in Rangers’ reach.
He is currently rated as worth £1.6m by Transfermarkt, although may be worth more in the active market if English Championship clubs come calling.
With his contract expiring in 2020, he is likely coming to the end of his time at Anfield, with the chances of breaking into their star-studded attack pretty slim.
Hopefully we hear word of a potential permanent move in the coming months. He’s done enough to earn it.