Just in case you missed our posts across our social media channels last night, we thought we’d best update the website to report that Ryan Kent secured his permanent transfer to Glasgow Rangers yesterday.
Liverpool secured a £7million transfer fee for the 22-year-old which can increase by a further £1million depending on success. A 20% sell-on clause is also included in the terms of the deal as the Reds feel there’s a good chance that he could end up at a Premier League club within a few years.
Kent spent last season on loan at the Scottish Premiership side and made 43 appearances while contributing scoring 6 goals. He was one of Steven Gerrard’s best players hence the reason why the Gers tried desperately to re-sign him. Liverpool had previously rejected their loan offers and made it clear that only a cash deal would be of interest. A deal was finally agreed late yesterday ahead of the Scottish transfer window slamming shut.
A statement issued by the Scottish outfit read: “Rangers are delighted to confirm the return of Ryan Kent to the club on a permanent basis from Liverpool Football Club for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
“The winger has signed a four-year-deal with the Gers after spending the 2018/19 season on loan at Ibrox.
“The 22-year-old will join up with Steven Gerrard’s squad when the team return from the international break.”
Speaking at his delight at returning to Rangers, Kent said: “I am delighted to be back here.
“It has been a quite a long summer, a lot of things could have potentially happened but I am delighted to be here.
“I won’t lie, it has been incredibly tough over the summer but I am a mentally strong person as it is anyway.
“I knew if I kept myself correct something good would happen soon and I have been ticking over, keeping myself to myself and this has happened now and I’m over the moon.
“I got a feel for what it was to be a Rangers player, I felt like there was unfinished business from last year and I am hoping to put that right.”
A number of other clubs tried to sign the winger over the last few weeks but he was really only ever interested in a move to Rangers.
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