By Jonty Banks

4th May, 2023 | 8:25pm

Ryan Kent agrees contract with Fenerbahce as Rangers exit transfer now set

Rangers attacker Ryan Kent has agreed a contract to join Turkish side Fenerbahce at the end of the season, according to Ertan Suzgun.

Kent, 26, is set to leave Ibrox after five years this summer, with Michael Beale hinting they were unable to come to an agreement on a new contract recently.

Writing on his personal Twitter account on Thursday evening (4 May), Suzgun shared that Kent had agreed a deal in principle to leave Rangers and join the Turkish giants, making the winger the first exit of the summer.

“Fenerbahçe have reached an agreement in principle with English player Ryan Kent, who plays for Glasgow Rangers,” he wrote.

Strange move

Although Kent has flattered to deceive so far this season, the attacker has had his fair share of brilliant moments in a Rangers top.

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Moving to Turkey is a strange decision in his career and one that not many Englishman would be tempted to make when in the peak years of their career.

The Süper Lig can probably be viewed as an inferior league to the Scottish Premiership, and this looks somewhat like a backwards step in his career.

It was widely reported that Kent had his fair share of suitors from the Premier League – a move that would have made far more sense.

Whether his move is about money is unclear, but he will certainly be seen as a major coup for Fenerbache going into next season, given the talent the winger possesses.

Beale’s cryptic responses about Kent’s future since arriving at Ibrox have always hinted that an exit was just around the corner, and it seems like this disappointing departure has now arrived.

In other Rangers news, John Bennett and other Ibrox investors are ready to dig deep to stump up new transfer cash.