By Sam Stone

29th Jul, 2022 | 9:10am

Barry Ferguson predicts Ryan Kent to commit future to Rangers

Barry Ferguson believes Ryan Kent will commit his long-term future to Rangers soon as his current Ibrox deal enters its final year.

It’s understood that Kent’s teammate Alfredo Morelos has made progress in his contract negotiations in recent days over a new long-term contract himself.

Ferguson has suggested that news of Morelos’ edging closer to an Ibrox stay could well see Kent also put pen to paper on a new deal.

Writing in his Daily Record column on Friday 29 July, he said: “Let me go one step further today and predict Ryan Kent will also be putting pen to paper on a contract extension before the end of the transfer window.

“But my hunch is that both of them have decided they want to be part of the plans at Ibrox so don’t be surprised if they both commit their futures to Rangers on long-term deals.”

He added: “Not only has Kent been playing but he’s looked as sharp as a tack in the games that I’ve watched.

“He certainly hasn’t been going about his business like a guy who wants to be elsewhere. On the contrary, he looks fit, hungry and bursting to get going in a Rangers shirt again.”

Kent should stay

Contract situations such as this are always quite confusing to understand from an outside perspective and this one is certainly no different.

Both Kent and Morelos are in the prime of their careers and are adored at Ibrox.

They both play regularly every single week and have enjoyed some of the best football and moments of their careers in Scotland.

Realistically for Kent, if he was going to move on from Rangers, it would most likely be to a mid-table Premier League club such as Wolves or Leeds.

He would have to settle in, adapt his game and play his way into contention if he left Ibrox. The same goes for Morelos with the Colombian not being linked to Europe’s biggest clubs this summer.

Kent and Morelos must realise that they’re potentially at the best club that matches their ambitions and level at present.

If the club can tie Morelos down to a new deal then there is every chance that Kent will follow suit.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer