Premier League clubs want to sign Ryan Kent as £19,000-a-week Rangers development emerges
Rangers star Ryan Kent is attracting interest from Premier League teams, as a move to Turkish side Fenerbache is also on the cards, according to Takvim.
The former Liverpool academy star is set to leave Ibrox after five years this summer, with boss Michael Beale hinting they were unable to come to an agreement on a new Ibrox deal.
Turkish transfer journalist Ertan Süzgün shared on his personal Twitter account on Thursday evening (4 May) that Kent agreed a deal in principle to leave Rangers and join Fenerbache this summer.
And according to Takvim [5 May] the Turkish giants have added the 26-year-old to their list of targets but he is also hot on the trails of Premier League clubs.
“The management is closely following the situation of the English football player and is investigating his conditions. The only suitor to Ryan Kent, who earns nearly £1m a year from Rangers. English Premier League teams are also interested in the 26-year-old football player.
“Growing up in Liverpool’s infrastructure and attracting attention with his high speed, Kent performed 26 goals and 35 assists in 130 games in the 5 seasons he spent in the Scottish Premier League.”
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Weird career choice
It seems an Ibrox departure at the end of the season is inevitable for Kent as he seeks to run the remaining two months on his current Rangers contract, and a move to Fenerbache is one he may be tempted by given their consistent exploits in Europe.
Kent is certainly a player who excites and gets bums off seats but these moments are very fleeting. There’s no doubt, he’s a talented player but his inconsistencies could certainly derail him in becoming a top-end English talent, and it seems as though his career could be heading into oblivion at Fenerbache.
Whether a move to the English Premier League still remains on the table for the winger is still left to be seen but Fenerabache really seem intent on bringing him to Turkey this summer.
There’s a long way to go before Kent can be considered a player capable of playing for the elite sides. However, he won’t reach the stardom he craves playing in Turkey making any potential move to those shores a rather weird choice.
With Premier League sides still in the picture for his services, it’s probably important Kent weighs up his options before making any decisions on his next destination. Some Rangers fans will be glad to see the back of him nonetheless.
In other Rangers news, John Bennett and other Ibrox investors are ready to dig deep to stump up new transfer cash.