By Doug Ward

12th Jul, 2022 | 5:23pm

Rangers star Ryan Kent offered to Galatasaray and Besiktas with multi-million Ibrox exit on the cards

Galatasaray and Besiktas have been offered the chance to sign Rangers star Ryan Kent this summer, according to Turkish journalist Gokhan Dinc.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday (12 July), the Spor Gecesi journalist suggested that Kent, 25, could make a move to Istanbul this summer with the Englishman in the final year of his contract at Ibrox.

Turkish news outlet Sporx relayed Dinc’s update but have added that Kent is valued at £14.8million.

Sell up?

Kent has been a vital player for Rangers over the last few years.

The former Liverpool winger has scored 30 goals and supplied 48 assists for the club in 174 appearances across all competitions.

He’s been brilliant in the Europa League, won a Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup and, of course, played in a European final.

While he’s been a fantastic asset for the Gers, he is still a player who’s shown inconsistency in his time at the club and there were times last season – especially in the league – when he went really quiet.

If a club does decide to pay £14.8million for Kent, we should strongly consider selling him.

Kent is in the final year of his contract and that’s not the sort of money the club can afford to be turning their noses up at.

Whether Galatasaray and Besiktas – both of whom haven’t qualified for European football for next season – can afford that is one thing but if an offer matching that value is made, the club needs to accept.

Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo are both left-wingers who can play as strikers or in the middle of the attack so it feels as though replacements have already been found for Kent.

It’ll be a hard one to take but if Kent goes for that kind of money, the club should be applauded.

In other Rangers news, the club’s bid to seal this major new signing has been hijacked by a team in Europe.