By Doug Ward

3rd Jun, 2021 | 11:09am

Ryan Kent wants new contract at Rangers amid Leeds United transfer speculation

Ryan Kent could be growing impatient over his contract situation at Rangers amid a recent report that claims he wants a new deal at Ibrox.

According to GiveMeSport, the 24-year-old and his representatives are chasing a new contract with his existing terms due to expire in two years’ time.

When Kent joined the Gers permanently, Football Insider reported that the contract he signed was worth £20,000-a-week but the top-earners at Ibrox are said to be on deals around £30,000-a-week.

Kent is easily one of the most talented players in Scottish football, let alone at Rangers so he definitely deserves to be among the top-earning players at Ibrox.

Last month, the Daily Record reported that the Gers were due to offer Kent a new contract in order to fend off interest from Leeds United.

It was reported at the start of May that a “bumper” new contract was going to be offered to the former Liverpool winger but clearly, this new update from GiveMeSport suggests Kent is still waiting.

Is Kent trying to crank up the pressure on the Light Blues? At the end of the day, he’s in a powerful position considering the interest from the Premier League and the fact that by the time next summer comes around, he’ll be in the final year of his contract.

Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard simply must sort this out.

Kent is an invaluable part of the squad that won the Premiership title and reached the last-16 of the Europa League this season.

If he wants a new deal, stop beating around the bush and offer him one that fits his stature in the squad.

Otherwise, there’s a worrying prospect of him either being sold this summer at his maximum value or next summer after his value has dropped.

In other Rangers news, this Sky Sports journalist has hit out at the Scottish government and suggested they have a hypocritical stance on the Gers.