By Adefunmiloye Alani

22nd Nov, 2021 | 10:10am

Stuart Hodge: Ryan Kent to follow Steven Gerrard out of Rangers

Rangers attacker Ryan Kent will follow Steven Gerrard out of Ibrox, according to Scottish journalist Stuart Hodge.

The Englishman, 25, joined the Bears from Liverpool in 2018 as one of the erstwhile boss’ first signings, and Hodge has told Give Me Sport that an exit is on the cards after the Reds hero returned to England.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has taken over at Rangers, and while a squad overhaul is not on the cards, it is believed some major exits may happen at the end of the season.

Hodge told GIVEMESPORT: “Ryan Kent, obviously there’s the established Liverpool connection there and I wouldn’t be surprised if Gerrard was the factor that forced his hand.

“He’s done for the most part pretty well at Rangers, but I would say Ryan Kent would be looking to move unless something dramatic happens.”

Guaranteed?

Playing for Gerrard would have been a major factor as to why Kent moved to Scotland, and though a switch to Aston Villa does not seem to be on the cards, the winger could be looking to orchestrate an Ibrox exit.

However, none of the Champions League sides will be looking to sign the Rangers ace next summer given his current form, and should the Light Blues end up retaining the title, that could convince him to stay.

Every player dreams of playing in the biggest club competition in the world, and the Premiership giants will book a place in the group stages if they successfully defend the title.

Playing in the English top-flight is without a doubt an attraction for the Liverpool academy graduate, and should any club (Leeds United?) come calling, he could be tempted to leave, especially if Rangers miss out on Europe’s elite competition.

Nobody knows exactly what Kent will be up to next summer, but his days at Ibrox are definitely numbered, and an exit is going to happen sooner or later as he approaches his prime.

In other Rangers news, The Athletic has shared if billionaire wants to buy the Bears after major development this month.