Rangers deny Liverpool cash windfall after Ryan Kent 'lied to' by Premier League club
Liverpool have missed out on a cash windfall due to Rangers failing to make any money on Ryan Kent, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The newspaper reported via their website on Thursday (25 May) that when Kent, 26, joined the Gers in 2019 for £6.5million, a clause was agreed that would see Liverpool net 20 per cent of a future sale.
However, it has been confirmed that Kent will leave Ibrox this summer when his contract expires, meaning neither Rangers nor Liverpool will make any money on the English winger.
It is understood that the Premier League club saw that clause as “important” because Anfield chiefs were sure that Kent would one day return to the English top flight.
However, the Reds won’t pocket a penny now.
Some good news, at least
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Rangers should have cashed in on Kent a while back because letting go of any player at his age on a free transfer is criminal.
Ross Wilson’s ridiculous work behind the scenes has set the Ibrox club up for a huge summer transfer window in which they’ll need to sign a heap of new players without really having any sellable assets to raise funds.
But still, it’s nice to know that we won’t be helping to boost the coffers of billionaire-owned Liverpool [Echo].
Kent didn’t leave Anfield on the best of terms.
As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Kent claims that he was told lies prior to his move away from Merseyside. He said: “It was very tough (being frozen out at Liverpool).
“I had to stay mentally strong. When you are told you can do one thing and then you are lied to and it doesn’t happen, that is quite hard to take.”
Kent said goodbye to Ibrox on Wednesday night alongside Allan McGregor, Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield and Filip Helander.
He will be missed to a degree but let’s not pretend we can’t find a player out there who’s better than the ex-Reds winger, who at times felt like a luxury player at Ibrox.