After Club Brugge joined the race for Ryan Kent this morning, it is now being reported that the 22-year-old could still head to Rangers, the team he spent last season on loan with.
Earlier in the summer, the Reds wanted around £12 million for the winger, but have reportedly halved that valuation in a bid to let Kent leave as he wants to.
Glasgow Rangers close to agreeing permanent deal for Liverpool's Ryan Kent. Fee would be in region of £6/7m. Personal terms and medical to do once club agreement.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) September 2, 2019
Rangers could not afford to spend £12 million on one player, and it had looked like they would be priced out of a move, but it seems the Reds have had a change of heart.
With no other club coming close to matching the original valuation placed on Kent’s head, it makes sense to let him leave for a cut-price deal.
It is clear that while he is a decent player, Kent is some way off being a regular for the Reds’ first-team. Keeping hold of him would only have restricted chances for other players in the U23s.
A sale, even for a lower fee, makes sense for all parties and Kent will be delighted if he can reunite with Steven Gerrard again.