By Jack Cunningham

17th Jul, 2021 | 11:10am

Rangers likely to keep Ryan Kent this summer

Rangers are apparently set to keep a hold of Ryan Kent this summer unless they receive a bid that “makes too much sense to turn down”, according to a report from The Athletic.

The report reaffirms Leeds United’s “long-term interest” in Kent; however, it also states that the Whites have “other targets” who are probably ahead of the 24-year-old in their pecking order.

So as it stands, it looks as if Rangers will keep Kent, unless they receive a daft bid and considering they rejected a bid from Leeds in the last summer transfer window of £10million, you would think it is going to take a lot more than that to convince the Gers to part ways with Kent [BBC].

Kent to stay?

In the last summer transfer window, Leeds were heavily linked with a move for Kent, and it seems as if their interest has not gone away.

However, it doesn’t appear as if they are ready to make a bid for the former Liverpool man.

Therefore, it is looking good for the Gers to keep Kent, who was fantastic for Rangers last season, as he scored 13 goals and provided 15 assists in 52 appearances in all competitions.

There is no fee mentioned in regards to Kent, so it would be interesting to see what amount of money would persuade the Gers to give up the 24-year-old, given how important he is to their side.

However, it is probably a win-win situation for Rangers no matter what happens. If they receive a good amount of money for Kent, they sell him, potentially make a huge profit and then reinvest that money into the squad.

On the other hand, if he stays then, they get to keep arguably one of the most talented players in the SPFL for at least another season.

So, the Gers are in a strong position either way, but it looks like they will be keeping Kent as it stands.

In other Rangers news, one former Gers player could be about to join a Europa League club.