Former Leeds striker and current BBC Radio pundit Noel Whelan has urged Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to sign Ryan Kent on a permanent deal this summer.
Ryan Kent has been brilliant for Rangers since moving to Ibrox from Liverpool on a season-long loan in the summer of 2018, and it will be interesting to see if Gerrard can tie him down to permanent deal.
The popular BBC Radio pundit claimed the winger could be worth twice as much in three years time, and the Scottish side should have him in their plan for the future.
Kent’s recent outing for Rangers against Celtic during the weekend’s Old Firm Derby has clearly impressed the 44-year-old pundit.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the pundit said:
“Get him in, he is a fantastic player.
“He was the best player on the pitch on Sunday – he stood out with his willingness, desire, pace, skill and directness. He’s got good feet and is the kind of player you can build your attack around.
“£7million is not a lot of money if you’ve got ambitions to win the league. You need to buy top players, and Ryan Kent is certainly one of those. In three years he will be worth £12million to £15million, at least.”
Rangers quite simply must be looking to strengthen their options in the summer, and the signing of Kent on a permanent basis would be a great place for Gerrard to start his business at the end of the season.