By Doug Ward

24th Aug, 2021 | 1:40pm

Gerrard fears Leeds United approach for Rangers ace Ryan Kent

Steven Gerrard is fearing a late summer swoop from Leeds United for Rangers attacker Ryan Kent, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper has reported via their print edition [August 24, page 72] that with Leeds struggling to sign Club Brugge’s Noa Lang, there is growing concern at Ibrox that they will turn their attention back to Kent.

Just over a year ago, Gerrard confirmed that Rangers had rejected a bid from Leeds for the 24-year-old Englishman [Sky Sports].

If the price is right

Rangers are out of the Champions League and may need to sell players in order to offset the cash they’ve missed out on by dropping into the Europa League.

That’s not us fearmongering about finances or anything like that. It’s simple just what happens to some football clubs.

Stewart Robertson even said last year that the Gers may need to start selling one or two players in order to reduce the financial losses at Ibrox.

Kent is one of the most valuable players in Gerrard’s squad.

At the age of 24, he still has his peak years ahead of him and we could sell him at a premium to clubs south of the border based on the simple fact he’s English.

Kent is also a Premiership title winner and a player who’s regularly played in European football for the last few seasons so he’s definitely an asset.

Unfortunately, the ex-Liverpool ace hasn’t started this season too well so if a very good offer comes in from Leeds – or anyone else down south – then Rangers may accept it.

Of course, a replacement would have to be signed but this could be an opportunity for Gerrard to improve the squad while also raising funds.

As it stands, we’re not expecting to see Kent move on but it wouldn’t shock us if something happened.

In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports journalist has slammed BBC Sportsound for their tweet about the Kyogo Furuhashi racism controversy.