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Alex McLeish has said that there will be “alarm bells ringing” at Rangers after Ryan Kent changed agents. 

Football Insider reported that major development at Ibrox and said that it was a “major complication to talks over a new Rangers contract” for the winger.

Rangers turned down a bid from Leeds United for Ryan Kent in the summer.

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Talking exclusively to Ibrox News McLeish said, “Well, I think there will be alarm bells ringing there after that news.

“However, at the moment you don’t see any disruption in his game. He’s playing at a fantastic level and he just has to keep showing what he can do.

“Listen, we’ve said many times that there comes a time when you can’t stop the sale of a certain player.

“I couldn’t do it back in the day when Lorenzo Amoruso went to Blackburn, it was money the club needed at the time and you have to do what the money guys tell you to.

“That’s when recruitment becomes absolutely crucial.

“The good thing is that Stevie is quietly and slowly over a period of two to three years getting the recruitment spot on, as we can see now.”

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Data analysis company 21st Club have claimed that Ryan Kent is now worth £18m and is the most valuable player in the Rangers’ squad.

Gers recently announced losses of close to £16m and the sale of Kent would cover that.

However, we don’t expect Rangers to sell any big player in January given their position in the league and the lure of a potential automatic Champions League group stage spot.

In other Rangers news, ‘Gift wrapped’, ‘Can’t survive’ – Chris Sutton & Celtic fans give up ghost as Rangers march on

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