Ally McCoist urges Rangers to keep Ryan Kent
Ally McCoist is concerned that Rangers may be forced to part ways with one of their most prized assets this summer.
The Light Blues are two games away from completing an unbeaten Scottish Premiership campaign that will take them to the Champions League next season, but the downside is clubs will be queuing up for their stars after some sensational displays from Gers stars.
As reported on the Daily Record website, former Ibrox hero McCoist claims Rangers could be forced to cash in on someone in the summer, but stressed the importance that it’s not on of their key attacking talents.
“They can sell anyone but [Ryan] Kent,” he said.
“He is the one player who gives you something different. He opens up the game.
“Listen, I don’t know the finances now. I’m hearing they might have to sell somebody and all of that type of stuff, which is understandable because business is business.
“So, if Rangers do have to balance the books a little bit, I totally understand it.
“From how I’m looking at it, it could well be Kent because his form has been fantastic.
“But I just think he is the one player who is different in that squad.”
Kent is the key?
Alfredo Morelos has long been vaunted as the Gers star man, particularly for his goalscoring feats in Europe over the last few years, while Allan McGregor and Steven Davis could also lay claim to being our most important player, among others.
But there’s a growing consensus that Kent is the difference-maker who initiates most of our attacks and he would be a monumental loss to the side if he is indeed sold this summer.
He is the player that can collect the ball from deep, run and torment the opposition defenders at will, leading Michael Stewart to call him “incredible” on BBC Sportscene [21/03/21] recently.
As such he could well command the highest transfer fee out of the whole squad, so there could be a temptation from the Gers hierarchy to sell him while he’s riding the crest of a wave.
But McCoist might be right in that he’s the one player we can’t afford to let go, and it could be worth hanging onto him for another year at least as we prepare to enter the Champions League.
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